Holly Fechner


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Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5475



  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
    • cum laude
  • Oberlin College, A.B.
    • with honors

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. John Feikens, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Named a top lobbyist by The Hill, Holly Fechner manages teams that handle public policy, government affairs and regulatory matters for clients. She provides comprehensive advocacy services, including strategic advice, substantive legal and regulatory expertise, and policy and message development. Ms. Fechner is a member of the firm’s Political Action Committee board of directors, a former co-chair of the public policy practice, and a visiting lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Nationally ranked by Chambers, she is “recognized for her relationships in Congress and is described by the market as a ‘brilliant lawyer.’”

Representative Matters

  • Provide comprehensive government affairs services to a Fortune 50 technology company.
  • Represent a Fortune 200 technology company on intellectual property policy and legislation.
  • Provide comprehensive government affairs services to a global biotechnology company.
  • Advise a multi-billion dollar pension trust fund on matters before Congress and the Administration.

Previous Experience

  • Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), Policy Director
  • Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, Chief Labor & Pensions Counsel

Honors and Rankings

  • The Hill, Top Lobbyist (2013-2014)
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers, Government: Government Relations (2012-2015)
  • Legal 500 US, Government - Government Relations (2015)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Visiting Adjunct Lecturer
  • Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Board Chair
  • Maryland State Higher Education Labor Relations Board, Appointed Member

Publications and Speeches

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