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Judge Sven Erik Holmes

Judge Sven Erik Holmes

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


Responsibilities:  

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

Education:   

Harvard University, B.A. (1973)

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

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

Clerkship:   

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)

Activities:   

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

Awards: 

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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