Labriah Lee Holt is a Vice President in BGR’s State and Local Advocacy practice. Labriah brings to BGR her extensive state and local government advocacy experience across corporate, association, legal, and government settings. Through her career in advocacy and law, she has strong relationships with Democratic policymakers across the U.S. Most recently, she served as State Government Affairs Director for Microsoft, where she led outreach across the southeast to regional state and local officeholders on artificial intelligence, cloud adoption, datacenter expansion, cyber security, privacy, education, and broadband priorities. Through her expertise in partner engagement, Labriah also helped shape the company’s bipartisan relationships with United States Conference of Mayors (USCOM), Attorneys General Associations, and served on the Business Council of the African American Mayors Association (AAMA) to help strengthen public and private relationships to advance communities.
She also served as the Northeast Regional Director of Outreach for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) where she was eventually named the National Director. In these roles, Labriah worked with federal, state, and local leaders throughout the country to advance policy. Labriah was recognized by the New York State Assembly and received a Congressional Proclamation from Congressman Charles Rangel for her work and service within the NYC community.
Labriah began her career at Alston & Bird LLP where she served as a Senior Associate focused on intellectual property. In this role, she counseled Fortune 100 companies and nonprofit organizations on patent, trademark, copyright, social media, and brand protection matters.
Labriah attended Vanderbilt University and the Howard University School of Law, where she was a merit scholar and member of the Howard Law Journal. She currently serves on the board of CareerRise to help advance economic mobility through partnerships and systems that meet employer needs for talent and connect metro Atlanta residents to sustainable wage careers in quality jobs. She previously served on the board for the Black Women’s Health Imperative and as Vice Chair for the Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project. She is also a former member of the Anti-Defamation League’s Charles F. Wittenstein Advisory Committee, the Atlanta Citizen Review Board, and Gen 44 Atlanta Finance Committee for the DNC.
A strong community advocate, Labriah is based in Atlanta, Georgia where she resides with her family.