Holly Fechner is a partner in the public policy practice. Named a top lobbyist by The Hill, Ms. Fechner manages teams that handle public policy, government affairs and regulatory matters for clients in Washington, DC and around the world. Covington’s global public policy and government affairs practice has been ranked among the top five firms by National Journal’s Influence magazine for years. She is a former co-chair of the practice.
Drawing on her extensive public and private sector experience, Ms. Fechner offers clients comprehensive advocacy services, including strategic advice, substantive legal and regulatory expertise, and policy and message development. With over two decades of legal, legislative and public policy experience, Ms. Fechner focuses on pensions, healthcare, intellectual property, tax, food, energy and education. She has a proven track record in assisting clients fulfill their government affairs goals. Ms. Fechner is also a visiting lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Ms. Fechner was Policy Director for Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Massachusetts). In that position, she developed policy initiatives, legislation and campaigns on a broad range of issues, including the economy, health care, employment, education, retirement policy, and civil rights. She was also Chief Labor & Pensions Counsel for the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee. In her eight years on Capitol Hill, Ms. Fechner served as chief negotiator and drove passage of over a dozen laws worth hundreds of billions of dollars.