Howell W. Melton Jr., managing partner of Holland & Knight LLP, has announced that 35 attorneys in the firm were elected to partnership effective January 1. Twenty-five associates and 10 senior counsel in various offices throughout the firm were elevated. They are:
In Atlanta, Robert Highsmith, Government Section, and in Boston, Brett Carroll, Litigation Section; Damon Hart, Litigation Section; Edward (Ted) Hickey, Business Section; John Kelley, Business Section; Sean Leonard, Business Section; James E. (Ted) Long Jr., Business Section; Jeffrey Mittleman, Business Section; David Santeusanio, Litigation Section; Roslyn Poznansky, Business Section; Ken Kozik, Litigation Section, and Jeff Seul, Intellectual Property Group.
Also, in Chicago, Barbara Gimbel, Litigation Section, and Mark Nora, Real Estate Section; in Fort Lauderdale, Jeffrey Rubinger, Business Section; in Jacksonville, Robert Troy Smith, Litigation Section; in Lakeland, Shelli Willis de Roos, Business Section; in Los Angeles, Kevin Smith, Real Estate Section, and in Miami, Brett Barfield, Litigation Section; Scott Ponce, Litigation Section; Felix Lasarte, Real Estate Section, and Richard Perez, Real Estate Section.
Also, in New York, David Harrington, Litigation Section, and Francesca Morris, Litigation Section; in Portland, David Wang, Business Section; in San Francisco, Amanda Monchamp, Government Section; Tamsen Plume, Government Section, and John Compagno, Real Estate Section; in Tampa, John Marshall, Real Estate Section, and Keith Shotzberger, Litigation Section, and in Washington, DC, Mary Carolyn Brown, Real Estate Section; Kara Daniels, Litigation Section; David O'Connor, Government Section; Chris Reynolds, Real Estate Section, and Christy Shiker, Real Estate Section.
Holland & Knight LLP has announced that the firm has significantly expanded its Securities and M&A practices in South Florida with the addition of a group of three partners, Kara L. MacCullough, Laurie Green and Esther L. Moreno.
Ms. MacCullough and Ms. Moreno focus their practice in the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions and international corporate transactions. Ms. Green brings unique experience and perspective having worked in the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission for 11 years prior to entering private practice.
Holland & Knight announced that Mark E. Baker, a leading labor and employment lawyer, will join the firm's northern Virginia office as partner. Mr. Baker has extensive experience representing employers in a wide array of labor and employment matters, ranging from representation in unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board to EEO, wrongful termination, employment benefits and breach of contract litigation before state and federal courts and agencies.
Holland & Knight has strengthened its legislative and regulatory practice with the arrival of former U.S. Representative Jim Davis (D-FL). Mr. Davis joins the firm's Tampa, FL and Washington, DC offices, and will play a major role providing strategic counsel to clients in the District of Columbia and across the country. The firm also welcomes Karl Koch, Mr. Davis' former chief of staff, who will be resident in the firm's Tampa and Washington, DC offices.