Mike Holm is a veteran trial lawyer who represents businesses in bet-the-company cases involving corporate governance issues and other unfair business practices. As lead counsel, Mike has tried over 40 cases involving derivative claims of breach of fiduciary duty, theft of corporate opportunity, business conspiracy, partnership and corporate dissolutions and accounting claims, minority stockholder oppression, interference with contract, conversion of corporate assets, trade secret misappropriation, construction delay claims, environmental regulatory issues, securities fraud, breach of contract, torts and other business related matters. Numerous other litigation matters have included pre-merger shareholder actions, post-merger disputes, civil RICO, federal constitutional claims, federal and state environmental regulations, covenants not to compete, trademark and copyright infringement, and the defense of cases involving violations of the False Claims Act. Most of his cases have been in federal courts, particularly the Eastern District of Virginia or “Rocket Docket” as it is well known.
Over the last decade, electronic discovery has changed the face of business litigation. Mike offers his clients in-depth experience in e-discovery including matters relating to document preservation and retention, litigation holds and spoliation.
In the real estate context, Mike has tried cases involving public/private streets, specific performance of real estate contracts and other contractual disputes. He also has litigated matters involving easements, zoning disputes and condemnation matters. Several of these cases were successfully handled at the appellate stage.
Mike also has an extensive appellate practice, having briefed and argued dozens of appeals before the Second, Fourth, District of Columbia and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia, among others. Mike is a permanent member of the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mike has conducted internal corporate investigations and has represented clients in matters involving the valuation and buyout of minority interests in closely-held corporations and limited liability companies.
In 2015, Mike was selected to become a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society whose membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of North American lawyers, judges and scholars.