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Name and title: Mark V. Holden, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Age: 44 Private conglomerate: A spate of acquisitions in the past two years has built Koch Industries Inc., controlled by brothers Charles and David Koch, into one of the largest privately held companies in the world. Annual sales top $90 billion. Koch companies, which operate autonomously, have a presence in nearly 60 countries and employ about 80,000 people. “Basically, we have a lot of stand-alones that are separate entities with separate boards, separate management and separate legal departments,” Holden said. Koch (pronounced “coke”) does business in a big way. Its purchase of Georgia Pacific Corp. early in 2006 for $21 billion instantly made Koch a giant in the forest-products industry. Its Flint Hills Resources subsidiary owns three refineries that can process about 800,000 barrels of crude oil daily. Invista B.V., which it bought from E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., produces fibers, polymers and resins marketed worldwide under brands including Stainmaster, Lycra and Polarguard. Other Koch subsidiaries are involved with commodity and financial trading, chemicals, and pipelines moving petroleum products. Route to present position: Holden earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts and his law degree in 1988 from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the law review. From there he went to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s Washington office, where he specialized in labor law. He joined Koch Industries in 1995. “When you are in a law firm you get called into a situation after it has happened,” he said. “You don’t have the chance to tell the client, ‘Gosh, you could have done this better or that differently.’ Here, we focus on preventative law.” Legal team and outside counsel: Holden’s department includes 26 attorneys, most at company headquarters in Wichita, Kan. One attorney works in Houston and a small team is assigned to London. In addition, the Koch Industries legal team provides litigation services for the stand-alone subsidiaries through separate service-level agreements with Koch companies, except for Georgia Pacific, which maintains its own legal staff. “We are fairly lean,” Holden said. “Our in-house folks are very involved in the day-to-day � very hands-on. They first-chair trials, second-chair trials. We just had one of our litigators try an international arbitration last year without outside counsel, and we got a great result. We have people involved who have tried cases or, in private practice, handled deals themselves, so when they come inside they can do a lot of those themselves and get outside help as necessary. On both the litigation side and the commercial side, our lawyers are very experienced. Our [mergers and acquisitions] attorneys handle deals that range from hundreds of millions of dollars to multibillion dollars.” Koch retains a long list of firms for both litigation and commercial work, including Latham & Watkins; Faegre & Benson in Minneapolis; Hunton & Williams of Richmond, Va.; and Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin of Kansas City, Mo., among others. Daily duties: “The day here starts at 8 a.m., but if I can be in by 6:30, that’s great,” Holden said. “That’s when I catch up on e-mail, get on top of what my meetings are going to be, on top of voice mails, just get organized for the day.” At the top of the agenda every day is litigation, and resolving issues without litigation. “I have six lawyers who report to me. If there is a big issue that is either high-dollars or high-exposure, or it is going to go higher up the chain to the board of directors, they will get me plugged in so I can let my superiors in the company know about it through the right channels.” Holden reports to Richard Fink, executive vice president of public sector capabilities, which includes legal, public affairs, media, communications, philanthropy and government affairs. “Our public sector capability section is dealing with Congress, state legislatures, local media and community groups,” Holden said. “They make sure we are part of a holistic approach and not off in our own silo worrying about a legal issue without understanding the impacts on the business. “In the company, we have a set of guiding principles, and Principle One is acting lawfully and with integrity. Principle Two is making sure we have 10,000% compliance,” he said. “That means 100% of the employees doing the right thing 100% of the time. It’s been drilled into me, and everyone in the legal department, that we own the legal health of our company.” Personal: Holden and his wife, Louise, have four children: Molly, 15; Clay, 13; Kate, 11; and Michael, 9. “The last five years I’ve run the Chicago marathon, but I’m now riding a bike instead of running,” he said. “My wife and I do Salvation Army work, but mostly it’s work, sleep, exercising and going to kids’ activities.” Last book: The Science of Success: How Market-Based Management Built the World’s Largest Private Company, by Charles Koch, chief executive officer and chairman of Koch Industries. “It’s a great book. I recommend it.” Last movie: The Departed.

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