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Norman Leonard Holmes

Norman Leonard Holmes, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1958, Pennsylvania 1972, Washington 1996. Recipient award Lawyers Cooperative Public Company, 1957, certified of commendation Federal Trade Commission, 1963, Superior Service award Federal Trade Commission, 1963.


Holmes, Norman Leonard was born on March 15, 1928 in New York City. Son of George and Ann (Cooperman) Holmes.


Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1949;Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1957;Master of Laws, Georgetown University, 1960.


Worked at Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) specializing in Anti-Trust and Trade Regulation, Commercial Lending, Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Workouts, Consumer Transactions, Corporate and Business Law, Deferred Compensation and Employer Benefits, Domestic Relations, Environmental Law, Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Foundations and Non-Profit Institutions, Government Affairs, Government Contracts, Insurance Law, International Transactions, Labor and Employment Law, Arbitrations and Contract Administration, Collective Bargaining Negotiations, Employee and Management Contracts, ERISA, Fair Labor Standards Act, Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments (MEPPA), National Labor Relations Board Practice, OSHA, Employment Discrimination Matters, Leasing Litigation, Employment Disputes, Personal Injury, Securities, Trademark and Intellectual Property, Mergers and Acquisitions, Municipal Government, Public Offerings and Private Placements of Debt, Equity Securities, General Obligation and Revenue Bonds, Real Estate Construction Lending and Permanent Lending, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Leasing, Landlord and Tenant Matters, Stock Option Plans, ESOP's, Fiduciary, Estate and Gift Tax, Taxation, Probate, Tax Compliance (Federal, State and Local), Tax-Exempt Financing, Tax Structuring and Planning, White Collar Crime, Zoning and Land Use Planning. Admitted to the bar, 1958, New York. 1972, Pennsylvania; 1996, District of Columbia.

Attorney, Division of Mergers, Bureau of Restraint of Trade and Division of Appeals, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission, 1961-1965. Counsel, Banking and Currency Committee, United States. House of Representatives, 1965-1967.

Assistant to Hubert H. Humphrey, Vice President of the United States., 1967-1969. General Counsel, United States. Agency for International Development, 1979-1981.

Board Member, Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP), 1983—. Founder, Philadelphia Lawyers Against Apartheid, 1985. Chair, International Human Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1986-1991.

Trustee, Philadelphia Bar Association Human Rights Fund. Member: American Bar Association. (Resident, Washington, D.C. Office) *.

Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley is a full service law firm with regional, national and international practices. The Firm is organized into eight major departments - Business and Corporate, Financial Services, Health Care Law, Labor and Employment, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Public Finance, Real Estate and Tax and Fiduciary.


Campaign aide to Hubert H. Humphrey, Minneapolis, 1970. Board directors Public Interest Law Center, Philadelphia, 1983, Station WYBE Public television, Philadelphia, 1991-1994. Founder Philadelphia Lawyers Against Apartheid, 1985.

Member international economic policy advisory committee United States Department State, Washington, since 1998. Second lieutenant infantry United States Army, 1951-1953. Member American Bar Association (antitrust and international law sections), Philadelphia Bar Association (chair international human rights committee 1988-1992, trustee international human rights fund since 1993), Pennsylvania Bar Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: cabinetmaking.


Married Kim Kimball, May 15, 1954. Children: Katherine Lisa, Jessica Robin, Leah Maura, Margaret Ann.