Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Cryolife
Jean Holloway joined Hamline Law as dean in 2013 and was responsible for overseeing and providing strategic direction to the law school’s academic and related programs, leading the recruitment and retention efforts of the school, managing its fiscal resources, leading its fundraising efforts, and serving as a university officer in collaborative work on governance, strategic planning, fund development, and institutional assessments.
Holloway has over 30 years of legal expertise, including extensive leadership of complex organizations such as Medtronic and CR Bard, experience in corporate and private practice, strategic plan development and execution, and fiscal management expertise. She also has significant fundraising experience, has board chair experience, has served as president for two local bar associations, and remained closely involved in legal education. Holloway holds two bachelor’s degrees from Yale University and a joint M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Chicago.
Holloway joined Hamline Law from CR Bard, a global medical device manufacturer, where she served as vice president, general counsel, and secretary. Previously, she served as vice president and deputy general counsel for Medtronic, and vice president for Boston Scientific and Guidant. She also has experience as a partner at Faegre & Benson (predecessor to Faegre Baker Daniels), a strategic business consultant at McKinsey & Company, and a partner at Dorsey & Whitney.