About Holly A. Silver, Esq.
Holly Silver is President of Holly A. Silver, P.C., a global employment law firm based in New York. She has 40+ years of U.S. and international employment law corporate experience and her firm handles employment law matters globally for both Fortune 500 as well as smaller companies. Her practice covers all types of U.S. and cross-border employment law issues—hiring, performance management, discrimination, terminations, executive issues, etc. including investigations, restructurings, U.S. and worldwide employment law audits, policy implementation and training.
Prior to founding the firm, Ms. Silver was Senior Employment Law Counsel for Philip Morris International residing in Switzerland, where she created and managed a global employment law practice involving 80,000 employees in 160 countries. Ms. Silver’s experience also includes in-house employment law senior positions with companies such as Nestlé USA, Inc., where she managed the U.S. employment law function, McDonnell-Douglas Corporation and Marriott Corporation. Ms. Silver is also an adjunct professor in employment law for Fordham Law School in New York.
Ms. Silver earned her J.D. degree at Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. at Mount Holyoke College, where she graduated magna cum laude. A member of the New York, California and District of Columbia bars, Ms. Silver has held membership and officer positions in numerous professional organizations, including Chairperson of the Equal Employment Advisory Council (Legal/HR Representatives from more than 300 corporations), and has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Bar Association. She has also presented on various topics at the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meetings and prepared/delivered over 200 HR and management training programs throughout her career.
Some of the recent awards and honors that Ms. Silver has received are as follows:
- Fellow of the American Bar Association (limited to less than 1% of lawyers licensed to practice in each state)
- Leaders in Law 2021 award recipient of the Global Labour & Employment Law Expert of the Year in the U.S. (International recognition of excellence in legal achievements)
- Corporate-INTL's 2020 Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year, New York (Recognizes leading firms in their chosen specialties throughout the world)
- Lawyer Monthly's Women in Law Award, 2018 Labor and Employment Lawyer in the U.S. (Recognizes the outstanding contribution and legal expertise displayed by women in law globally across all legal platforms).
As one of the founders of the field of global employment law, and with a unique blend of U.S. and international employment law, Ms. Silver’s experience provides a rare corporate employment law perspective.
In her spare time, Ms. Silver enjoys worldwide travel, Egyptology and kickboxing.