HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Jarvis V. Hollingsworth, head of the firm’s public entities practice and member of the firm’s management committee, is a recipient of the 2017 University of Houston Distinguished Alumni Award. Hollingsworth was honored at the 63rd Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala held on May 6, 2017.
Hollingsworth provides advice to government and educational entities on their duties, corporate governance and director liability, as well as regulatory and finance matters. He also counsels schools, colleges, universities and government entities on public and education law. His practice encompasses lobbying and public policy advocacy, coalition building and strategic communications for business interests before federal, state and local agencies. He maintains an active election-law practice, advising clients on compliance with state and federal campaign finance, ethics and lobby laws, regulations and reporting requirements.
Following the appointment by former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Hollingsworth held key roles on the board of the University of Houston System. He served as chairman of the Board of Regents, then as chairman of the finance, endowment, executive and compensation committees. As a former trustee and chairman of the board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, the largest retirement system in the state, he helped manage a pension trust fund of more than $130 billion. Hollingsworth is also a current member of Bracewell’s diversity and inclusion, finance and political action committees.
He received his bachelor of science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1985 and his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 1993.
Other notable recipients of the 2017 University of Houston Alumni Association Award include current Houston Mayor and longtime Texas House of Representative Sylvester Turner and NFL defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos Wade Phillips.