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Hon. Sven Erik Holmes

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Board Member

Equal Justice Works law school
Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
Equal Justice Works
2120 L Street , NW , Suite 450 ++
Washington Dc, District of Columbia 20037
United States

Company Description: Washington, DC - Equal Justice Works was honored with a 2009 Award of Distinction for Public Service by NALP - the Association for Legal Career Professionals -...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Chief Legal Officer
    KPMG LLP
  • Executive Vice Chair - Legal and Compliance
    KPMG LLP
  • Executive Vice Chair
    Legal and Compliance
  • Executive Vice-Chair
    Legal and Compliance
  • U.S. Chief District Judge
  • Partner
    Williams & Connolly LLP
  • Vice President
    Baltimore Orioles
  • Constitutional Law Teacher
    University of Tulsa College of Law
  • Adjunct Professor
    University of Tulsa College of Law

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Vice Chairman
    KPMG LLP
  • Board Member
    Legal and Compliance

Education

  • LLM , Taxation
    Georgetown University Law Center
  • A.B.
    Harvard University
  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD degree , taxation
    University of Virginia Law School
  • J.D.
    University of Virginia Law School
181 Total References
Web References
Board of Directors | Equal Justice Works
www.equaljusticeworks.org, 5 Mar 2014 [cached]
The Honorable Sven Erik Holmes, Secretary KPMG LLP
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The Honorable Sven Erik Holmes
Sven Erik Holmes is the Executive Vice Chair, Legal and Compliance for KPMG LLP where he directs the office of general counsel, government affairs, security, communications, office of internal audit, and the firm's ethics and compliance programs. He is also Counsel to the Board of Directors and a member of the Management Committee. Judge Holmes was appointed by President William J. Clinton as United States District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma, where he served from 1995-2005, and as Chief Judge from 2003-2005. Judge Holmes was a member of the Budget Committee for the federal judiciary from 2001-2005, serving as Vice Chair 2004-2005, and taught Constitutional Law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law from 1999-2005. Previously, he was a partner at the law firm of Williams & Connolly in Washington, DC. Judge Holmes was Staff Director and General Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence from 1987-1989, Vice President of the Baltimore Orioles from 1989-1993 and Administrative Assistant to the Governor David L. Boren of Oklahoma from 1975-1977.
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Judge Holmes received his A.B. from Harvard University in 1973, J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1980, and LLM (Taxation) from Georgetown University Law Center in 1987.
St. Mary's College of Maryland Installs Six New Trustees to its Board - Southern Maryland Headline News
somd.com, 10 June 2011 [cached]
The Honorable Sven Erik Holmes, New York and Washington, D.C., is the vice chairman for KPMG LLP where he directs the office of general counsel, government affairs, risk, regulatory, security, and the firm's ethics and compliance programs.
100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics 2008 | Ethisphereâ„¢ Institute
www.fairfax-group.com, 31 Dec 2008 [cached]
46. Sven Holmes - Executive Vice Chair Legal and Compliance for KPMG
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He wrote on compliance
Holmes, currently the Chief Legal Officer of KPMG, wrote a number of thought-leadership pieces on corporate compliance. In 2008 he also headed up KPMG's successful ethics and compliance program (among others) which, needless to say, has a lot of input in corporate board rooms everywhere.
Equal Justice Works News Release
www.equaljusticeworks.org, 1 Oct 2007 [cached]
KPMG EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIR SVEN ERIK HOLMES JOINS EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS BOARDEqual Justice Works News Release
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KPMG EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIR SVEN ERIK HOLMESJOINS EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS BOARD
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Equal Justice Works today announced that KPMG Executive Vice Chair, Legal and Compliance and former U.S. District Judge Sven Erik Holmes has joined its board of directors.Judge Holmes joins 23 other leaders in the law profession and legal education to support and direct the activities of the national public interest law nonprofit.
Judge Holmes joined KPMG, one the "Big Four" accounting firms, in 2005 after 10 years on the federal bench.He was the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, appointed to the seat by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in October 1994.
Previously, he was a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm Williams & Connolly, served as staff director and general counsel of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, was Vice President of the Baltimore Orioles and taught constitutional law for six years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law.Judge Holmes grew up in Oklahoma.In 2007, Accounting Today named Judge Holmes one of the top 100 individuals in the United States with the greatest influence on the accounting profession.
Judge Holmes graduated from Harvard University and received a JD degree from the University of Virginia Law School and an LLM in taxation from the Georgetown Law Center.
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"In so many ways, Judge Holmes epitomizes the very qualities we try to instill in law students and young lawyers.Whether as a federal judge, a congressional staff person, or as a very successful private lawyer, Judge Holmes has found ways to contribute to the public good."
The Columbia Continuum - Syndicated Blogs from Columbia Law School
www.threeyearsofhell.com [cached]
U.S. Chief District Judge Sven Erik Holmes is a believer in guideline sentencing, and he intends to keep using the existing federal guidelines even though the U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday that they are no longer mandatory.
Chief Judge Holmes issued a Blakely Blockbuster opinion in August in US v. O'Daniel. In that decision, he laid out a 4 point plan for bringing the guidelines into compliance with Blakely.
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