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10-16-2000

Holliday Of Los Angeles Named To Clarkson University Board Of Trustees

[A photo of Thomas Holliday for newspaper use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/holliday.jpg]

POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Thomas E. Holliday of Los Angeles, a partner with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, has been elected to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees.holiday

Holliday received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1971 (with honors) and was selected Phi Beta Kappa.  He received his law degree from the University of Southern California Law Center in 1974 and was elected to the Order of the Coif.  He joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher the same year as an associate and became a full partner in 1981.  In 1995, Holliday became the co-partner in charge for the firm’s Los Angeles office, a position he would hold for four years. Currently, Holliday is a member of the firm’s litigation department and co-chair of the firm’s Business Crimes and Investigations Group. 

Outside of the office, he is a fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers and was co-chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Advisory Committee for the Los Angeles County Office of the District Attorney.  From 1991-92, Holliday was deputy general counsel for the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department (the “Christopher Commission”), which was headed by future Secretary of State Warren Christopher.  In 1997, Holliday was named Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year by the Century City Bar Association.

Holliday is a co-author and contributing editor to many legal journals and texts, and a panelist at various legal conferences.  He is a member of the Federal Bar Association, where he served as president (1998-99) and is currently on the board of directors, vice-chair of the American Bar Association’s California White Collar Crime Committee (Western Region) and a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

An active participant in community service, Holliday was on the board of trustees of the Southwest Museum (1981-98) where he served as president (1995-97), the Inner City Law Center (1991-98) and the Foundation for People (1986-90).  He currently sits on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Police Department Memorial Foundation and the Constitutional Rights Foundation.

Clarkson University is an independent institution located in northern New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.  The University has 2,877 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in programs in its schools of Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Science, and its Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management program.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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