Paul Holmes

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Paul Holmes provides companies and their boards with strategic and crisis communications counsel in connection with high profile, complex civil and criminal litigation, enforcement actions, governance matters and regulatory and internal investigations. Paul has represented many of the world’s largest companies in the financial services, media, retail, insurance, healthcare and transportation sectors, among others.

Select representations include:

-- Lead communications adviser to Volkswagen AG on U.S. and global litigation and regulatory investigations arising from its diesel emission crisis.

-- Litigation, regulatory and governance communications counsel to Moody’s in the fallout from the financial crisis.

-- Communications counsel to a leading oil & gas company in its settlements of civil securities litigation and U.S. government investigations arising from a multi-national corruption investigation.


Paul joined Finsbury in 2007 and was previously the Political and General News Editor at Reuters, where he worked in more than 50 countries during a career in international journalism.


Latin Lawyer – The Guide to Corporate Crisis Management, Second Edition: “Singing from the Same Song Sheet: How Collaboration Between Legal and Communications Can Mitigate a Crisis” (December 2019)

Bloomberg Law Insights: “Protecting Your Company’s Reputation During Investigations” (November 2019)

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