Holly Pearson, Deputy Secretary for Legal
Prior to joining the Government Operations Agency, Ms. Pearson was deputy director and general counsel at the California Department of Managed Health Care for four years, and prior to that held other various management positions at the department. Before joining state government in 2006, she was a shareholder at Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann and Girard and the manager of the firm’s education practice group. Her professional history also includes working as in-house corporate counsel at Financial Pacific Insurance Company, practicing insurance defense litigation at Porter, Scott, Weiberg & Delehant, working at the boutique public agency law firm of Pinnell & Kingsley, serving as a labor law advisor at the California Chamber of Commerce, and teaching a law class. Ms. Pearson was also active in providing pro bono legal services to a variety of organizations and advocacy groups. Ms. Pearson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.