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John Holmes

Chief Legal Officer

John D. Holmes is Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Forcepoint. As Chief Legal Officer, John leads the company’s legal and regulatory affairs, intellectual property creation and protection, litigation, M&A, ethics, and compliance programs. He is also primary advisor to the Forcepoint Board of Directors on cybersecurity law, privacy, and associated regulatory compliance matters.

John started his legal career in private practice with Thompson & Knight, before embarking on his corporate career with Motorola, followed by Freescale Semiconductor where he served as Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, until the company’s acquisition by NXP in 2015.


John earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Economics from Tulane University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Tulane University School of Law.