About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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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.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Franita Tolson was interviewed about how federal lawsuits from North Carolina, Alabama, and Arkansas test the limits of the Voting Rights Act, the boundaries of state government authority, and the ability of voting rights groups to file racial gerrymandering cases. “These doctrines and approaches in these cases fundamentally reset the rules of the game,” she said. “In 2030 we will live in a completely different world than we lived in in 2020, and 2020 was not favorable to minority voters at all.”
"Saltwater Sovereignty: Tribal Marine Management Authority Along the Pacific Coast.” Online Environmental Law Workshop. University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD.
“Comment on Choi, Erickson, & Pritchard, ‘Coalitions among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Class Actions’,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Virtual, Toronto, ON, Canada.
“Who’s on First? The Mind-Blowing Attempt to Conceptualize Deference in the Midst of Decision Delays and Agency Repeals,” J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium for the George Washington University School of Law, Virtual, Washington, D.C.