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About Jackie

Jackie Coleman’s practice focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits. She advises public and private companies on a variety of executive compensation and benefits issues that arise during complex business transactions, including joint venture transactions, mergers and acquisitions, sales, and private equity investments. Jackie also advises on the design, administration, and implementation of a variety of compensation-related plans and arrangements, such as deferred compensation arrangements, stock option plans, tax-qualified plans, non-qualified plans and executive employment agreements.                                             


Recent Notable Matters

Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners — acquisition of Tidewater Transportation & Terminals, a multi-commodity transportation, terminal, and marine construction and repair company serving the Pacific Northwest, from Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners was the lead investor of a group consisting of Ullico, funds and accounts under management by BlackRock, Silverfern and certain other co-investors.  

PreCheck, Inc. — sale to Cisive, a global provider of compliance-driven human capital management and risk management solutions

East Texas Medical Center Healthcare System — sale of substantially all assets to Ardent Health Services, including a network of 9 hospitals, 39 clinics, 2 inpatient facilities, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, physician clinics, 2 emergency centers, regional home health services covering 41 counties, a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, and an EMS fleet of more than 45 ambulances and 4 helicopters. In connection with the acquisition, Ardent and The UT Health Science Center formed a partnership and will invest more than $125 million in the new UT Health East Texas health system to support operations and fund improvements.

Publications and Speeches

"Law and Civic Engagement Panel," OCA-Greater Houston 7th Annual Asian American Leadership Forum, August 18, 2017

“Red Gold: The Legal Framework Governing Foreign Investments in China’s Oil Industry,” Houston Journal of International Law, Vol. 38, No. 653, 2016.



University of Houston Law Center,
Emory University,

Bar Admissions





State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
HBA Ambassador, 2019-2021; Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair, 2019-2020; Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession (MOILP) Committee, 2017-2019
Asian American Bar Association
Gala Committee Co-Chair, 2019; Social Committee Co-Chair, 2018
Houston Young Lawyers Association



Investors Bancorp‘s Impact on Long-Term Incentive Plans

June 15, 2019
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation




University of Houston Law Center
Houston Journal of International Law
Publications Editor
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Judicial Intern