Aariel Holmes

Lecturer in Law

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Aariel Holmes manages global human resources compliance for Salesforce.com, Inc., a cloud computing company headquartered in San Francisco with over 30,000 employees and offices in more than 27 countries. Holmes advises internal business partners on HR compliance issues that arise throughout the employee lifecycle. Prior to joining Salesforce, she managed global human resources compliance for Holland America Group, a branch of Carnival Corporation & plc.

Holmes is a Los Angeles native and currently resides in the Bay Area. She obtained her JD from Howard University School of Law, where she externed for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and served as president of the Public Interest Law Society. Holmes holds a BA in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University, and is certified by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She teaches HR Compliance at USC Gould School of Law.