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Eugene Holmes
USC Gould School of Law

Eugene Holmes

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: November 13, 2020




Eugene M. Holmes is assistant general counsel of corporate legal at The Walt Disney Company in Burbank, California. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Group Center of Excellence where he advises and counsels internal clients on all incentive compensation, benefits and ERISA matters as well as a broad range of employment issues, including terminations, leave laws and policies, pay practices and contingent workforce analysis. He also counsels on ERISA and employment matters related to company transactions, including due diligence and integration. Holmes was previously senior counsel at Proskauer LLP in the employee benefits practice and prior to that he was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery.

Holmes has served in a number of capacities within the American Bar Association, including budget officer, chair of the membership committee and vice-chair of an interest group in the health law section and chair of the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits. He has past involvement with state bar activities as a former vice-chair of the employee benefits committee for the D.C. bar and a member of the member benefits committee for the Georgia bar. He also established the Emanuel Hewlett 1877 Award Fund at Boston University School of Law to provide annual awards to students who are active in the Black Law Students Association. Holmes recently participated in the Homeless Youth Handbook Pro Bono Project by editing a chapter of the handbook related to health benefits.

Holmes earned his JD from Boston University School of Law; and an LLM, from Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to the Michigan; Washington, D.C.; Massachusetts; Georgia; and California bars.

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