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Jacqueline M. Holmes (Jackie)
Partner

Contact

(T) +1.202.879.3620
(F) +1.202.626.1700

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D. cum laude 1994; Order of the Coif); California Institute of Technology (B.S.Ch.E. 1991)

Bar Admissions

  • New York and District of Columbia

Jackie Holmes has spent her 23-year career helping clients analyze and mitigate OSHA and labor risk and forcefully defending clients against claims under OSHA, federal whistleblower statutes, the NLRA, and the Railway Labor Act. Clients in many industries have come to rely on Jackie for practical, down-to-earth compliance advice, a vigorous defense to claims before administrative agencies, and in the federal trial and appellate courts.

Jackie has had significant recent success convincing appellate courts to reverse adverse lower court or administrative judgments. For example, in Koziara v. BNSF Railway Company, the Seventh Circuit vacated an adverse jury verdict and entered judgment for the railroad in a whistleblower matter under the Federal Railroad Safety Act. Similarly, in BNSF Railway Company v. U.S. Department of Labor, the Eighth Circuit vacated an administrative decision adverse to the railroad. Jackie also has won summary judgment, and favorable decisions after trial, in many whistleblower cases. In addition, she has successfully resolved OSHA citations for clients in the tire manufacturing, railroad, telecommunications, food processing, and manufacturing industries and assisted clients in resolving complex federal labor law questions.

Jackie also has a firm commitment to advancing educational opportunities for children. She co-leads the Firm's Education Pro Bono Task Force and serves as vice chair of the board of directors for Communities in Schools of the Nation's Capital, an organization that provides in-school support to children living in poverty.


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