Press Release
September 6, 2023

Yasmin Nelson, Former Advisor to Kamala Harris, Joins Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group in Washington

WASHINGTON (September 6, 2023) – Holland & Knight welcomes Yasmin Nelson as a senior policy advisor in the firm's Public Policy & Regulation Group in Washington, D.C., Most recently, Ms. Nelson was a partner and senior principal at Bracewell, and prior to that, she was a senior policy advisor for then-U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris.

Ms. Nelson has a demonstrated history of bipartisan and bicameral work, aiding senators in passing legislation into law, shaping regulations and developing public policy proposals. While working for Sen. Harris, Ms. Nelson played a significant role in the senator's efforts to propose policies that would reform the tax code, expand the social safety net and advocate for greater equity in federal programming. She also previously served on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee under Ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden and in the offices of Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Cory Booker, advising on economic and housing policy portfolios.

At Holland & Knight, Ms. Nelson will continue to advocate for clients on a broad range of issues, including financial services, tax, technology, gender policy, equity, cryptocurrency, energy, environment, banking and labor. She was named a top lobbyist in 2022 by The Hill and the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics.

"Yasmin has impressive high-level experience and a history of successful client-focused campaigns," said Rich Gold, leader of Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group. "She is also a passionate advocate for diversity and racial equity policies, which makes her a fantastic resource for clients looking to be involved in socially conscious legislation."

"Joining a law firm like Holland & Knight enables me to do two things: enhance my ability to assist my clients and collaborate with a truly elite team," said Ms. Nelson. "It's no secret that Holland & Knight is currently playing at the top of its game in the lobbying arena, and I am thrilled to become part of this team."

Ms. Nelson earned an MBA degree from the University of Maryland and an B.A. degree from Loyola University Maryland. She is also a graduate of American University's We Lead Certificate Program for Women in Politics.

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