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Judge Sven Erik Holmes

Judge Sven Erik Holmes

Vice Chairman - Legal, Risk and Regulatory
New York, NY, USA


Legal (Chief Legal Officer); Risk Management; Compliance; Government Affairs; Firmwide Security; Management Committee member; Counsel to the Board of Directors (2005 – Present)


Harvard University, B.A. (1973)

University of Virginia Law School, J.D. (1980)

Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. (Taxation) (1987)


Honorable Thomas R. Brett
     U.S. District Court (N.D. Okla.) (1980-1981)

Public Service:

United States District Judge (1995-2005)
     Northern District of Oklahoma
     Chief Judge (2003-2005)
General Counsel and Staff Director, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (1987-1989)

Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition (Iran-Contra Investigation) (1987)        

Administrative Assistant, Oklahoma Governor David L. Boren (1975-1977)

Private Practice: Partner, Williams & Connolly, Washington, D.C. (1985-87; 1989-95)

Academic: Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Tulsa College of Law (1999-2005)

Other: Baltimore Orioles, Club Counsel (1989); Vice President (1989-93)


Committee on Budget, Judicial Conference of the United States (2001-2005); Vice Chair (2004-2005)

Tenth Circuit Judicial Council (2001-2003)

Board of Trustees, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (Chairman, Governance Committee; Chairman, Strategic Planning Committee) (2011 – Present)

Board of Trustees, Ford’s Theatre (2006 – Present)

Board of Directors, Equal Justice Works (2006 – Present)

ABA Task Force on Attorney-Client Privilege, Member, 2006-2010

ACC Blue Ribbon Panel on Improving the Working Relationship between Lawyers and Auditors Serving the Corporate Client


Ethisphere, 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics (2009)

Accounting Today, Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting (2007)

Bar Memberships:  District of Columbia; Oklahoma; New York


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