Partner and co-chair of the Technology Industry group, Covington & Burling LLP; Visiting Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Holly Fechner is a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, co-chair of the firm’s Technology Industry group, and Visiting Adjunct Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she teaches a course on labor and employment policy. Fechner has been an active member of ACS for more than a decade.
Fechner served as Policy Director for the late Senator Edward Kennedy and as Chief Labor and Pensions Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, where she led the Senator's efforts to raise the federal minimum wage and drafted the first paid sick leave legislation. Fechner also worked as Legislative Counsel for the AFL-CIO and as an attorney for the National Partnership for Women & Families. In 2010, former Governor Martin O’Malley appointed Fechner to the Maryland Higher Education Labor Relations Board, an independent administrative agency that enforces the state’s collective bargaining law for higher education employees.
Fechner clerked for the Honorable John Feikens of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She earned her B.A. from Oberlin College and J.D. from the University of Michigan.