Kevin D. Holden is a Partner in the Richmond, Virginia office of Jackson Lewis LLP.
Mr. Holden has more than 20 years of experience representing management and defending claims of wrongful discharge, race, sex, and disability discrimination, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, breach of contract, unpaid overtime compensation and various other workplace torts. His practice regularly takes him before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and various human rights and unemployment commissions.
A substantial amount of Mr. Holden's time is devoted to counseling business owners, health care groups, and members of management-regional, national, and local-on a variety of work place issues in an effort to ensure awareness of and compliance with applicable employment laws and avoid the disruption, expense and uncertainty of litigation. He is a frequent lecturer on a variety of workplace and health care issues.
Mr. Holden received his B.S., with honors, from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and earned his J.D. cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington. After completion of his law degree, he clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and then for the Honorable Sarah Evans Barker, a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana.
Mr. Holden was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in several areas, including labor and employment law, for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. He was named as one of Virginia's Super Lawyers for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, as well as the Virginia Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition 2010, and Virginia Business magazine has named him one of Virginia's "Legal Elite" for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Mr. Holden is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking available.
"Expert Analysis: Workplace Investigations in 11 Steps"
Employment Law 360(August 2012) [Author]
"Ask the Expert: Are Virginia employees entitled to a copy of their personnel files?"
Richmond Times-Dispatch (June 2010) [Author]
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
· Executive Council, Virginia bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Section) - Member and Secretary/Treasurer
· Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Labor & Employment Law) since 2009
· Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers (Labor and Employment Law) since 2008
· Listed in Virginia Business, Legal Elite (Labor and Employment Law) since 2007
· AmJur Award: Labor Law
· Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition
· Legal Elite 2010
Bar & Professional Association Memberships
Virginia Bar Association
Federal Bar Association