Holly Fechner

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 and a co-chair of the firm’s technology industry group. She advises clients on complex public policy matters. Nationally ranked by Chambers, Fechner received the 2019 American Lawyer Magazine "Dealmaker of the Year" award. Fechner is Executive Director of Invent Together, a campaign dedicated to understanding the gender, race, income, and other diversity gaps in invention and patenting and supporting public policies to close them. She serves on the board of directors of the American Constitution Society and has taught at the Harvard Kennedy School, the University of Maryland Law School and George Washington University. Prior to Covington, Fechner was Policy Director for Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Chief Labor and Pensions Counsel for the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee. She graduated from Oberlin College and received her law and women’s studies graduate degrees from the University of Michigan.