Kathleen Nicholas is a senior public affairs advisor in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and is a member of the Public Policy & Regulation Group. Ms. Nicholas has spent a decade working at the intersection of law, policy and politics with a focus on energy, advanced technology applications and congressional budgeting. She has experience developing and implementing multiple complex policy strategies for a wide range of clients, including publicly traded companies, trade associations and nonprofit organizations.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Nicholas was a government affairs analyst for an international law firm in its Washington, D.C., office.

Ms. Nicholas also previously served as staff to the U.S. Senate's Select Committee on Ethics, where she handled constituent correspondence and assisted in the compliance review of various required disclosure reports. In addition, she served as a congressional and public affairs intern with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. In that role, she assisted with the tracking the agency's annual budget request and authorization legislation on Capitol Hill.


  • Michigan State University, B.S., Psychology