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Mr. Holmes’ practice focuses on complex civil litigation, securities enforcement defense, and other regulatory defense.  He represents clients in a broad range of fraud-based matters, including SEC and CFTC investigations, grand jury investigations and criminal and civil litigation involving allegations of financial fraud and related allegations of malfeasance.  He also represents clients in proceedings before the Department of Insurance, Department of Real Estate, and Board of Accountancy.


As a trial attorney, Mr. Holmes led the defense of a multi-plaintiff state qui tam action with allegations totaling well over $300 million, and co-chaired the 21-day trial.  While at the SEC, he led SEC investigations and injunctive/administrative actions, and since entering private practice, has led the defense of such actions. 


Prior to founding his own firm, Mr. Holmes was a shareholder in a Los Angeles-based white collar criminal and civil litigation firm, and was Of Counsel to two national law firms. He also served as a Staff Attorney in the Enforcement Division of the United States Securities & Exchange Commission, and as Corporations Counsel in the Enforcement Division of the California Department of Corporations.  While at the California Department of Corporations, Mr. Holmes was a founding member of the Internet Compliance and Enforcement (“ICE”) unit, and while at the SEC, Mr. Holmes was a member of the Internet Enforcement Branch.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Securities Enforcement Defense: 25%
  3. Consumer Protection: 20%
  4. White Collar Crime: 15%
  5. Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Holmes, Taylor & Jones LLP

The Oviatt Building
617 South Olive Street, Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA, 90014


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
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Rising StarSuper Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHolmes, Taylor & Jones LLP2013 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Andrew B. Holmes2010 - 2013
Of CounselLiner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor2009 - 2010
CounselManatt Phelps & Phillips2008 - 2009
ShareholderBeck, De Corso, Daly, Kreindler & Harris2002 - 2007
Staff AttorneySecurities and Exchange Commission2000 - 2002
Corporations CounselCalifornia Department of Corporations1997 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Business Trial LawyersMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of PennsylvaniaDouble Major: Philosophy, Intellectual HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PBS Television's Computer ChroniclesComputer Crime; Episode #18031999