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Kevin D. Holden

Office Managing Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Richmond

P 804-212-2888
F 804-649-0403
Kevin.Holden@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Kevin D. Holden is Office Managing Principal and Litigation Manager of the Richmond, Virginia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has more than 25 years of experience representing management and defending against individual and class claims brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and frequently litigates claims brought against employers under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Mr. Holden regularly defends the enforceability of non-compete agreements, claims for unpaid wages, and various other workplace torts. He is also the Chair of the FCRA Class Action Group at Jackson Lewis.

Mr. Holden's practice takes him before numerous state and federal courts, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor. 

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Holden dedicates a substantial amount of his time to counseling national, regional, and local business owners and health care groups on a variety of work place issues. In doing so, he seeks to ensure awareness of and compliance with applicable employment laws, as well as litigation avoidance. 

Mr. Holden is a frequent lecturer on a variety of workplace issues. He has presented at SHRM conferences (national and regional), the US Business Leadership Network’s National Conference sharing the podium with former US Attorney Alberto Gonzales and former Senator Robert Dole. He has served on the Executive Board for the Labor & Employment Section of the Virginia State Bar for the last eleven years and is the current Past Chair of that section.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in 2009, Kevin Holden practiced as a partner at Kaufman & Canoles, where he established the Kaufman & Canoles Richmond Office and served as the head of the Labor and Employment Law department. (Richmond).

 

Honors and Recognitions

  • AmJur Award: Labor Law
  • Virginia Business Magazine, Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (since 2007)
  • Best Lawyer in America ( 2017, 2018, and 2019)
  • Super Lawyer – Labor and Employment (ongoing since 2009)
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Professional Associations and Activities

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Richmond Bar Association

Published Works

  • “Is the FCRA class the new FLSA wage and hour class?” Jackson Lewis PC (Summer 2018) [Author]
  • “New Version of Model FCRA Summary of Rights Released; And You Have One Week to Comply,” Jackson Lewis PC (September 2018) [Author]
  • “EEOC, FTC Provide Tips on Use of Employment Background Checks,” Jackson Lewis PC (June 2014) [Author]
  • “Jackson Lewis Attorneys Named the Best Lawyers in America© 2015,” Jackson Lewis PC (August 2014) [Author]
  • “Accommodation Requests Need Not Be Identified to Exhaust Administrative Remedies, Appeals Court Rules” Jackson Lewis PC (June 2012) [Author]
  • "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)

Speeches and Presentations

  • "Employment Law Ethics – Lessons from the Silver Screen," Virginia Bar Association Labor and Employment Conference (Leesburg, VA, September 2019) (presenter)


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December 30, 2018
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Kevin Holden Authors "Need a New Year's Resolution? How About: Take These Steps to Avoid Joint Employer Liability"

December 30, 2018

Kevin Holden authors "Need a New Year's Resolution? How About: Take These Steps to Avoid Joint Employer Liability," published by the Richmond-Times Dispatch. Read More

August 15, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal... Read More

August 15, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

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September 14, 2018

New Version of Model FCRA Summary of Rights Released; And You Have One Week to Comply

September 14, 2018

A new model “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” disclosure form document was released on September 12, 2018, by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Employers and background check companies should begin using the new form by September 21, 2018. The federal agency responsible for oversight and... Read More

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The Rules of the Closing Argument
February 27, 2019

The evidence is in, the jury instructions are done, final trial motions have been made (and appeal points dutifully preserved), and it is time for the final argument, the holy grail of the trial lawyer. Read More