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Holly Fechner
Holly Fechner
Partner
Washington +1 202 662 5475 hfechner@cov.com Download V-card

Holly Fechner advises clients on complex public policy matters that combine legal and political opportunities and risks.

Ms. Fechner crafts campaigns featuring comprehensive strategy development, legal and policy expertise, and advocacy services. Named a top lobbyist by The Hill, Ms. Fechner manages teams that represent companies and organizations in significant policy and regulatory matters before Congress and the Administration, including high-profile bet-the-company challenges. Nationally ranked by Chambers, she is “recognized for her relationships in Congress and is described by the market as a ‘brilliant lawyer.’”

Ms. Fechner is a member of the firm’s Political Action Committee board of directors, co-chair of the Technology Industry Group, and a visiting lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

  • 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.
  • Advised a financial services company on ERISA matters before the Administration and Congress.
  • Provide comprehensive government affairs services to a global medical device company.
  • Represented a national health plan on Affordable Care Act implementation.
  • Advocated on behalf of a Fortune 100 technology company on tax legislation before Congress.
  • Represented a coalition of states on Medicare and Medicaid legislation.
  • Represented a wind energy company on tax and energy legislation.
  • Facilitated a coalition of companies and environmental groups and represented them before Congress on climate change legislation.
  • Advised a large non-profit organization on criminal justice and workforce training issues.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 financial services company in a congressional investigation.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Constitution Society, Board of Directors 
  • Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Visiting Adjunct Lecturer

Previous Experience

  • Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), Policy Director
  • Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, Chief Labor & Pensions Counsel
  • The Hill, "Top Lobbyist: Hired Guns" (2013-2017)
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers, Government: Government Relations (2012-2018)
  • Legal 500 US, Government - Government Relations (2015-2017)