Holland & Knight LLP has announced that retired U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-CO) will join the firm's Government Section as a senior policy advisor working out of its Washington, DC office. A champion for Native Americans for nearly two decades on Capitol Hill, Mr. Campbell will also serve as a member of the firm's Indian Law Practice Group.
Mr. Campbell served in the United States Senate from 1992-2004 and the U.S. House from 1987-1992. He brings an unusually broad variety of interests and experience to Holland & Knight as he has earned national recognition as an advocate for military veterans, law enforcement communities, artists, energy developers, motorcycle enthusiasts, universities, the beverage industry, the trucking industry along with his renowned work for Native American Indians.
As a Congressman, Mr. Campbell sponsored the legislation to authorize the creation of the National Museum of the American Indian which opened in September 2004. His leadership in Indian, public lands, energy and natural resources policy helped create, among other accomplishments, the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, and the Colorado Ute Settlement Act Amendments of 2000. Mr. Campbell is one of 44 Chiefs of the Northern Cheyenne.
Holland & Knight has announced the expansion of its leading education policy team. Amy Starzynski, the former chief operating officer of the Georgia Department of Education, joins the firm's Washington, DC office as senior counsel.
Ms. Starzynski brings extensive experience in domestic and international policy advocacy. As COO for the Georgia Department of Education, she led the state's implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act, working with members of Congress and education officials to negotiate points of flexibility, ensure alignment with state law, and help use the new federal requirements to further state educational goals. She also oversaw the development of strategic plans for advocacy and crisis management.
Holland & Knight has bolstered its business practice with the arrival of three experienced corporate lawyers to its New York office. The addition of Victor F. Guaglianone, George F.A. Parnell and Kenneth J. Stuart as senior counsels strengthens and diversifies the capabilities of the firm's nationally regarded business team in several core practice areas: corporate governance, finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and antitrust practices.
Mr. Guaglianone, a former GE Capital vice president and associate general counsel, brings substantial experience in a broad range of corporate counseling as well as domestic and international transactional matters.
Mr. Parnell has extensive experience in global mergers and acquisitions, antitrust matters, securities, public offerings, private placements, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and contracts. Mr. Parnell's clients include medical device and pharmaceutical product manufacturers, real estate developers, investment advisors and consumer product and services companies.
Mr. Stuart's practice focuses on securities, public offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, hedge funds, private equity and venture finance, institutional lending, corporate governance and project finance transactions.