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Hon. Sven Erik Holmes

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Chief Legal Officer, Counsel To t...

Phone: (212) ***-****  
345 Park Avenue
New York , New York 10154
United States

Company Description: KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG International's...   more

Employment History

  • Executive Vice-Chair
    Legal and Compliance
  • Executive Vice Chair
    Legal and Compliance
  • Partner
    Williams & Connolly LLP
  • Vice President
    Baltimore Orioles
  • Adjunct Professor
    University of Tulsa College of Law
  • Constitutional Law Teacher
    University of Tulsa College of Law

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • 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
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The Honorable Sven Erik ..., 15 Jan 2016 [cached]
The Honorable Sven Erik Holmes - KPMG LLP
Board of Directors | Equal Justice Works, 3 Dec 2015 [cached]
The Honorable Sven Erik Holmes KPMG LLP
The Honorable Sven Erik Holmes
Sven Erik Holmes is the Vice Chair - Legal, Risk and Regulatory for KPMG LLP. In this role, he oversees the Firm's risk management functions as well as its office of general counsel, office of government affairs, security department and ethics and compliance program. Judge Holmes also serves as KPMG's Chief Legal Officer, Counsel to the Board of Directors and as a member of the Management Committee. Judge Holmes was a partner with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Williams & Connolly LLP when he was appointed by President William J. Clinton as United States District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma, where he served for ten years, the last three as Chief Judge. Judge Holmes served in a number of key positions in law, government and academia prior to joining the Firm, including: Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Tulsa College of Law, 1999-2005; 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; Executive Director, Democrats for the 80's (Independent Political Action Committee), 1983-1985; and Administrative Assistant, Oklahoma Governor David L. Boren, 1975-1977.
Judge Holmes has received a number of awards including, Ethisphere's 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics (2009); National Law Journal's Americas 50 Outstanding General Counsel (2014); and Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting (2007). He is a Member of the Board of Directors for Equal Justice Works, and a Member of the Boards of Trustees for St. Mary's College of Maryland and Ford's Theatre. Judge Holmes received his A.B. from Harvard University, his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his LLM in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the District of Columbia, Oklahoma, and New York bars.
St. Mary's College of Maryland Installs Six New Trustees to its Board - Southern Maryland Headline News, 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.
Board of Trustees | Ford's Theatre, 10 May 2015 [cached]
Hon. Sven Erik Holmes
Equal Justice Works News Release, 1 Oct 2007 [cached]
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.
"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."
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