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Eric Holder
Partner/Covington & Burling LLP

Eric Holder advises clients on complex investigations and litigation matters, including those that are international in scope and involve significant regulatory and reputational concerns. A partner at Covington from 2001 to 2009, Mr. Holder rejoined the firm after serving for six years as the 82nd attorney general of the United States. He is the third longest-serving attorney general in U.S. history and the first African American to hold that office,

Before his service as attorney general, Mr. Holder maintained a wide-ranging investigations and litigation practice at Covington. Among his significant engagements: Mr. Holder led the firm’s representation of a major multi-national agricultural company in related civil, criminal, and investigative matters; acted as counsel to a special investigative committee of the board of directors of a Fortune 50 technology company, and successfully tried a complex discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a leading financial services company.

Mr. Holder is an internationally recognized leader across a broad range of regulatory enforcement, criminal justice, and national security issues. In 2014, Time magazine named Mr. Holder to its list of 100 Most Influential People, noting that he had “worked tirelessly to ensure equal justice.”

Mr. Holder has served in government for more than 30 years, including appointments to various positions requiring U.S. Senate confirmation by Presidents Obama, Clinton, and Reagan.