Pete Slover

Partner & Director of Governmental Affairs

Austin, TX

Pete Slover leads the firm’s government relations strategy, cultivating relationships with key lawmakers and stakeholders, and advocating for the firm’s interests in the ever-evolving legislative landscape.

Slover, a seasoned professional with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, has a remarkable track record in state and local tax, investigative and government journalism, and legal practice.

Pete joined Linebarger’s Homestead Exemption Analysis team as the Director of Analytics and Discovery in 2017. His state and local tax expertise and ability to craft robust data solutions assure that our Homestead Exemption Audit group delivers exemplary service to our clientele.

Peter’s professional experience spans the public and private sectors. He managed a private legal practice, focusing on state and local tax and data-related matters. He also worked as the Director of Tax Analytics for Verus Financial, LCC, a firm supporting state revenue agencies with data-driven assistance to identify, audit, and collect money owed to states.

As a former Special Counsel and Director of Criminal Investigations for the Texas Comptroller, he led the development of legislation and technology for data-driven identification of state sales tax underpayments.

Mr. Slover’s work for international clients and his experience with tax matters led to his appointment in 2015 as Honorary Consul for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Texas. He strives to expand cultural and business ties between the Lone Star State and Luxembourg, a tiny country that is a European powerhouse in banking, e-commerce, and logistics.

Mr. Slover earned his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1982 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas Law School in Austin in 1986. After gaining admission to the Texas Bar that year, Mr. Slover worked for two decades as an award-winning investigative reporter, chiefly for The Dallas Morning News. His reporting required extensive use of public data. In 2012, the University of Texas School of Journalism recruited him to create and teach an upper-level course in data-driven journalism.


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