Jarvis V. Hollingsworth

Advisory Board

Jarvis V. Hollingsworth's Biography

Jarvis V. Hollingsworth is a lawyer and a Partner in the Houston, Texas office of the international law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP and counsels Boards of Directors/Trustees of public and private companies and government and educational entities on their duties, corporate governance and director liability, as well as regulatory and finance matters.  He also advises clients on Sarbanes Oxley and Dodd Frank compliance and serves as the Corporate Secretary to boards of directors.  He heads the firm's Public Entities practice group, advising clients on public and education law, and is also a member of the firm's Finance and Political Action Committees.  Mr. Hollingsworth is currently a Regent on the Board of the University of Houston System where he serves as Chairman of the Board and as a member of the Executive and Compensation committees.  From 2002-08, Mr. Hollingsworth served as a Trustee on the Board of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), 2005-08 as Board Chair.  TRS is a Texas state agency which manages a $100 billion-plus pension trust fund and administers an array of benefits, including healthcare programs for retirees and active teachers.  He is a former member of the Lehman Brothers Private Equity Advisory Board.  Mr. Hollingsworth has received numerous awards and Texas Monthly magazine has repeatedly named him one of its Texas Super Lawyers.  He is a former director of the State Bar of Texas.  Prior to his legal career, Mr. Hollingsworth served for several years as a Captain on active and reserve duty in the United States Army, serving as a platoon leader, executive officer and as an Aide-de-Camp to a Major General.  Among other military decorations, Mr. Hollingsworth was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his service.  Mr. Hollingsworth received his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston. He serves on the Board of Directors of Infogroup, Inc., the leading provider of data-driven and interactive resources for targeted sales, marketing and research solutions.  He is a member of the United Way's Alexis de Tocqueville Society.