Holly Fechner

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
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John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 57
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-496-0015
Email: Holly_Fechner@hks.harvard.edu
Holly Fechner


Holly Fechner, a Visiting Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, is a Partner at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC, where she is Vice Chair of the Public Policy & Government Affairs practice. Prior to joining Covington in 2007, Fechner was Policy Director for Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Massachusetts). In that position, she developed policy initiatives, legislation and campaigns on a broad range of issues, including the economy, health care, employment, education, retirement policy, and civil rights. She was also Chief Labor & Pensions Counsel for the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee. Ms. Fechner served as chief negotiator on legislation to reform the private pension system; increase the federal minimum wage; extend and reform unemployment insurance benefits; prevent genetic discrimination in health care and employment, and numerous other bills. She is Vice-Chair of the Board of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and an appointed Member of the Maryland State Higher Education Labor Relations Board.




  • DPI-425 U.S. Workers and Workplace Policies

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