Toni Hickey, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Atmus Filtration Technologies, a global technology leader that designs, manufactures and sells filtration, media, and chemical technology products. Having more than 4,500 employees and a presence in more than 150 countries, Atmus serves customers across truck, bus, agriculture, construction, mining, marine, and power generation vehicle and equipment markets.
In her current role, Ms. Hickey successfully led the spin-off of a wholly- owned subsidiary, known for sixty-five years as Cummins Filtration, valued at $1.8 billion. Defying one of the most volatile markets in a decade, Ms. Hickey successfully navigated the complex transaction, an initial public offering with a debt-for-equity exchange, with the parent company, Cummins Inc., retaining an approximately 80.5% of the total outstanding shares of Atmus common stock. She remains the lead deal lawyer as Cummins and Atmus prepare for the former parent’s full divestiture of its interest in Atmus.
Prior to her role with Atmus, Ms. Hickey served as Deputy General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel with Cummins Inc., where she had principal responsibility for the global function that manages the Company’s intellectual property portfolio and associated interests. Prior to joining Cummins, Ms. Hickey was Senior Counsel in the Washington, D.C. Office of an AM100 law firm, where her practice focused on global intellectual property protection, monetization, and enforcement.
Ms. Hickey transitioned to private practice from the USPTO, where she held various roles, including as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Agency (2009-2011), where she served as a key advisor to the political appointee, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property. Ms. Hickey also served as an intellectual property rights attaché to the United States Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hickey was an examiner with the USPTO.
In 2012, Ms. Hickey was recognized by the Legal 500, was honored by the National Bar Association and IMPACT as one of the “40 Under 40” Nation’s Best Advocates, and was named to InsideCounsel’s Ready to Rise R3-100. She is a 2019 Indianapolis Business Journal Woman of Influence and the 2020 Women & Hi-Tech Woman of the Year Award recipient. She also was selected to participate in Cummins’ CEO-led two-year Executive Development Leadership program. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Girls Scouts of Central Indiana and a current member of the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Urban League.
Ms. Hickey earned her Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she was a President’s Leadership Class Fellow, with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting. She also studied at the Institut Savoisien D’etudie Française in Annecy,-France. Ms. Hickey is admitted to practice in the states of North Carolina and Indiana, as well as the District of Columbia. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the District of Columbia Bar, and the National Bar Association.