Full Name
Hillary Holmes
Job Title
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Speaker Bio
Hillary Holmes is a partner in the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Co-Chair of the firm’s Capital Markets practice group, and a member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, Energy and Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, M&A and Private Equity practice groups. Ms. Holmes’ practice focuses on capital markets, securities regulation, and corporate governance, primarily in the energy industry.

Ms. Holmes represents public companies and private companies of all sizes, MLPs, investment banks, management teams, and private equity in all forms of capital raising transactions, including IPOs, registered offerings of debt or equity, private placements, 144A offerings of debt or equity, joint ventures, structured investments, de-SPAC transactions, direct listings, and spin-offs. Ms. Holmes provides regular counseling regarding securities laws, SEC reporting, ESG issues and governance matters. Ms. Holmes also frequently advises boards of directors, special committees and financial advisors in complex M&A transactions, conflicts of interest, and special situations.

Ms. Holmes has been named one of the top capital markets lawyers in the United States and assisted clients with some of the most complicated transactions in the energy industry. She has been recognized as top of her field by many client based reviewers and business organizations. For instance, Ms. Holmes is the only woman and the youngest lawyer to be recognized by Chambers USA in the Capital Markets category that covers the energy industry, receiving ranking in the highest level, as well as in Nationwide Energy: Oil & Gas Transactional and Texas Corporate and M&A. Sources note she is “extremely talented and has excellent judgment,” “an exceptionally good securities lawyer who knows the technical rules very well,” and a “very thoughtful and very thorough” practitioner. Clients and peers note she impresses by being “an extremely hard worker and very commercial,” an “incredibly strong and practical lawyer who offers great client service,” “remarkably dedicated,” and “incredibly knowledgeable; she makes the subject matter understandable.”

Peers attest that “her analytical skills are of the highest quality” and “she is a phenomenal lawyer who is very engaged.” Ms. Holmes regularly writes and speaks on topics relating to the U.S. capital markets, developments in securities regulation, ESG issues, and the state of the energy industry. She is Co-Editor of the Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Monitor.
Hillary Holmes