Dr. Craig Holman is currently Government Affairs Lobbyist for Public Citizen. He serves as the organization’s lobbyist on campaign finance and governmental ethics. Previously, Holman was Senior Policy Analyst at the Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law.
Holman worked closely with reform organizations and congressional leadership in drafting and promoting the “STOCK Act,” the 2012 law that applied for the first time the laws against insider trading to members of Congress, as well as the “Honest Leadership and Open Government Act,” the federal lobbying and ethics reform legislation signed into law on September 14, 2007. Holman has continued to work at improving ethics regulations and lobbying disclosure, both in the United States and abroad.
Holman lectured across Italy and Brazil in the summer of 2016, sponsored by the State Department, on political corruption and the pending 2016 elections in the United States. He has also lectured on governmental ethics and lobby reform on several occasions in Brussels and Prague, and frequently testifies about government reform before the U.S. Congress, the European Parliament and Commission, and federal regulatory agencies.
Some of his recent publications include: “The Structure and Organization of Congress and the Practice of Lobbying,” (co-authored with Jamie Conrad), in Rebecca Gordon and Thomas Susman (American Bar Association), eds. THE LOBBYING MANUAL (2016); “The Tension Between Lobbying and Campaign Finance Laws: Rolling Back the Gains Made Under the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act,” Election Law Journal (2014); “Lobbying and Transparency: A Comparative Analysis of Regulatory Reform,” (co-authored with William Luneburg) Interest Groups & Advocacy (2012); and “Promoting Integrity of Lobbying by Self-Regulation,” (co-authored with Thomas Susman) in Janos Bertok (OECD), ed. LOBBYISTS, GOVERNMENT AND THE PUBLIC TRUST (Paris, 2010).