Howard S. Trickey is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Anchorage office. He has 40 years of experience as a trial and appellate lawyer representing a diverse group of clients across many industries and practice areas. Mr. Trickey has also devoted a substantial part of his practice to employment law and traditional labor relations. He has represented Alaska Native Corporations, Fortune 500 companies, privately owned companies, nonprofits and school districts. He collaborates with clients to understand their business objectives and achieve cost-efficient results.
Commercial and Business Disputes: Mr. Trickey has represented businesses in misappropriation of trade secret cases, unfair competition, enforcement of non-competes and non-disclosure agreements, franchise disputes, contract claims, constructions claims, and consumer protection cases under Alaska's Unfair Trade Practices Act (UTPA).
Labor and Employment Law: Mr. Trickey has represented and advised clients on Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) claims, discrimination claims, wrongful termination claims, whistleblower cases, False Claims Act suits, civil rights claims and enforcement of restrictive covenants in employment contracts. He has negotiated collective bargaining agreements with labor unions and handled hundreds of grievances under collective bargaining agreements.
Negligence and Torts: Clients call on Mr. Trickey for assistance in premise liability cases, negligent hiring and supervision cases, professional negligence cases, common negligence claims, intentional torts and defamation claims. He has defended public entities and businesses against brain injuries, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death claims.
Alaska Native Corporations and Indian Law: Mr. Trickey has represented Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) in real property disputes with the state and private parties under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) and other public land laws, such as RS-2477. Mr. Trickey has represented ANCs in disputes involving all aspects of their business operations, including advising on and negotiating land use and royalty agreements for ANCs on mineral development projects and mining projects. He has represented ANCs on implementing ANCSA, as well as on shareholder disputes, director and officer liability claims, and dissolutions of partnerships and joint ventures.
Environmental and Natural Resources: Mr. Trickey has worked with mining companies to defend their water use and exploratory drilling permits, and advised mining clients on permitting requirements and compliance obligations under state environmental laws. He has also worked on Superfund cases brought by both federal and state enforcement agencies under environmental protection laws seeking to allocate responsibility for major cleanup projects.
Constitutional Law: Mr. Trickey has represented rural school districts and parents in establishing the State of Alaska's responsibility to provide an adequate educational opportunity to students in small rural underfunded schools. He has been involved in numerous cases that have raised substantial constitutional claims involving the development of natural resources, limits on the power of the legislation by initiative, the relationship between state and local government, and the power of grand juries.
Mr. Trickey has handled 24 appeals to the Alaska Supreme Court. A representative listing of appeals that resulted in published decisions are listed below:
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