Holch & Erickson LLP
Niels C. Holch
Niels C. Holch is a founding partner of Holch & Erickson LLP. He has more than twenty-five years experience in both private practice and government service in Washington. In his private practice, he has represented clients on a wide range of issues before the United States Congress and various Federal administrative agencies. These issues include Native American law and policy, the regulation of financial markets, election and lobbying regulation, and animal welfare policy.
In addition to representing clients before the Senate and House of Representatives, Mr. Holch has worked closely with the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Defense, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Election Commission, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Justice, the Department of Labor, the National Indian Gaming Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Smithsonian Institution, and the White House.
Prior to founding Holch & Erickson LLP and a predecessor law firm, McGuiness & Holch, Mr. Holch served as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), currently the Senate Republican Leader.
Previously, Mr. Holch was Senior Vice President at Hill & Knowlton Public Affairs, Vice President and Counsel at Gray and Company Public Affairs, Legislative Representative for the American Iron and Steel Institute, and Professional Staff Member for the Re-Election Campaign of Representative Stewart McKinney (R-CT).
Active in various nonprofit activities, Mr. Holch serves as the President of the Board of Trustees for The Key School (Annapolis, Maryland), Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Retirement Investing Institute (Lakewood, Colorado), and Executive Director of the Coalition of Mutual Fund Investors (Washington, D.C.).
Mr. Holch has received four patents for co-inventing the first cashless slot machine to be developed in the United States.
Mr. Holch graduated magna cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1978, receiving a B.A. in Economics and Psychology. In 1984, he received his J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Holch is admitted to practice in the District
of Columbia. He and his family live in Annapolis, Maryland.