Margaret F. Holman Named FordHarrison's Chief Operating Officer

Date   Jan 11, 2018

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Margaret F. Holman returns to FordHarrison and has been named as the firm’s first chief operating officer.

“We know Meg’s extensive knowledge of the firm and our culture makes her a great fit for the COO role. We look forward to working with her again,” said Al McKenna, Managing Partner.

After practicing as an associate in FordHarrison’s airline group for almost six years, Meg spearheaded the firm’s professional development program in 2005. She served as the first director of professional development overseeing associate training, mentoring, performance evaluation, promotion, and compensation. She also managed associate recruitment, including attorney interviewer training, summer associate program, and new associate orientation. In this role she designed and implemented FordHarrison’s Year One Program, served as a founding member of the firm’s diversity committee, and led the transition to a merit-based compensation and advancement system.

In 2010 Meg became the firm’s chief strategic officer supporting the managing partner and executive committee on all aspects of firm management, including strategic planning, succession and leadership, firm growth, and attorney compensation. She also served as a liaison between administration functions and firm leadership to ensure consistency across firm operations. During this time, she earned a Masters in Law Firm Management from The George Washington University. Meg returns to FordHarrison after three years at King & Spalding, where she was responsible for firm-wide professional development programs across that firm’s global footprint and alumni outreach programs.

“I’m excited to be part of this new chapter of FordHarrison’s success and grateful to have an opportunity to return in this new role to work with so many friends and mentors who have invested in me throughout my career,” said Meg.