Jim Holmes represents major media and entertainment entities, as well as their insurers for Clyde & Co. He defends clients in a variety of intellectual property matters, including trademark, trade dress, trade secrets and copyright infringement, misrepresentation of likeness, unfair competition and breach of contract actions. He works with clients on the defense of claims brought against their marketing practices, including advertising (broadcast and print media), and internet marketing (websites and social media). He also advises clients on cyber liability issues, including the implications and coverage for data and privacy breaches.
He is a long-time and fearless advocate for diversity and LGBT rights and has served in numerous prominent bar and civic leadership roles. In June of 2019, Chambers USA, which ranks the top lawyers and law firms across the world, awarded Jim the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award for LGBT+ Equality.
In August 2019, Jim became a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Board of Governors – the first to be seate d as an “at large” diversity member on behalf of the LGBT community. He advocated for the creation of the LGBT seat to the House of Delegates, to ensure equality is always addressed with foremost concern.