Holly Clarke is a Member of the law firm Frost, Brown, Todd in Dallas, Texas. She is a proven expert in the field of U.S. and international government contracting. She has served as the senior legal executive at both General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. and L-3 Communications Aerospace Systems shouldering the responsibility for all legal matters arising from contract procurement, negotiation, performance, and disputes. She has represented clients with contracts at both the state and federal level, including contracts with the DoD (U.S. Army, Air Force, and Navy), NASA, TSA, MDA, and GSA. She has represented clients in both pre- and post-award bid protests before the respective agencies, the GAO, and the Court of Federal Claims.
Ms. Clarke’s vast international experience includes being the lead negotiator and legal counsel on a $120+ million USD direct commercial sale services contract with the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense, securing a billion-dollar hybrid DCS/FMS program to sell certifiable unmanned aircraft systems to the UK. In addition, Ms. Clarke was the lead counsel on a $130+ million VIP aircraft interior contract, lead counsel on a direct commercial sale of services to the Republic of South Korea to upgrade and modernize the mission systems on the nation’s P-3 Orion aircraft; established a legal presence in India to enable FMS sales into the country, and prepared industrial participation agreements in Spain and the UAE.
Ms. Clarke possesses a unique perspective towards client service. She is business-focused; striving to understand the business goals of each pursuit or transaction to ensure that the legal solution offered not only ensures legal compliance, but also that is efficient and tailored to the business’ needs. Additionally, Ms. Clarke understands the interplay between competing interests in a corporate setting and the political and financial implications of choosing a legal strategy.