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Holland & Knight LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 926
  • Gross Revenues: $598,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $645,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $950,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Holland & Knight is a national law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, it has 910 attorneys and is the twenty-third largest law firm in the United States. With $551,500,000 in gross revenue in 2010, the firm placed 50th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. law firms based on revenue. Holland & Knight has been in the Am Law 100 since 1986. The firm ranked 57th on the 2011 Global 100 rankings of firms worldwide. Holland & Knight has more than two dozen offices in the United States. The firm added to its presence in Chicago through the August 2002 merger with the 85-lawyer, Chicago-based firm of McBride Baker & Coles. The firm's practice areas include corporate law, alcoholic beverage law, aviation, education, Native American law, intellectual property, and trusts and estates. Holland & Knight significantly expanded its Intellectual Property Practice Group through the acquisition of Milstein & Taylor, completed on March 12, 2007.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 52 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 52 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 27 -4 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 63 36 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 47 2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 78 16 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 33 23 Summer programs

In the News

Terrence Russell Named Partner at Holland & Knight

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 31, 2014

Former Florida Bar president Terrence Russell has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm's Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville offices.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

DC Lateral Moves

: Legal Times : January 31, 2014

A Native American affairs director from the White House moves to Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Mayer Brown grabs a Kirkland & Ellis partner in white collar, and Northern Virginia's Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald lost lawyers to a start-up firm.Here's the roundup of Washington-area hires and promotions announced in the fourth week of March.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

Randy Aoyama joins Hinshaw & Culbertson as partner in the Phoenix office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Miami Seaquarium Sold To California Attractions Operator

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : January 28, 2014

Wometco Enterprises has agreed to sell Miami Seaquarium to a California attractions operator for an undisclosed sum.

Patton Boggs Says Latest Partner Departures 'Not Material to the Firm'

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 28, 2014

A handful of partners left Patton Boggs this month, including a Washington-based head of a litigation group and at least four lawyers in Dallas, as the firm continues to implement downsizing and explores a potential merger with Squire Sanders.

Justices Follow State Bar in Splitting Over Majette Action

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 28, 2014

The state Supreme Court's split decision to disbar a former judge and member of Congress mirrored a division among bar discipline authorities.

The Churn: Bingham Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Bingham & McCutchen loses a real estate finance partner to Holland & Knight and litigator to Stubbs Alderton Markiles; Greenberg Traurig adds a former FINRA enforcement counsel; and Holland & Hart absorbs a Salt Lake City tax boutique.

Gunster Duo Joins Holland & Knight

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 24, 2014

Holland & Knight will beef up its financial services practice group in Miami with the addition of Andres Fernandez and Gabriel Caballero from Gunster.

INADMISSIBLE: Robert Strauss Dies at 95

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

"One of the legendary lawyers that really don't exist anymore." That's how Hogan Lovells partner Robert Bennett described Robert Strauss, who died March 19 at the age of 95. Plus more in this week's column.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

DC Lateral Moves Roundup

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 21, 2014

Proskauer Rose and Miles & Stockbridge grabbed lawyers from Crowell & Moring. A partner left Williams & Connolly for Zuckerman Spaeder. And a bankrupcty group went to Baker Donelson.

Comcast Adds Two Antitrust Lobbyists Ahead of Merger Hearing

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 20, 2014

Comcast Corp. has added two top former Capitol Hill antitrust counsels to its lobbying group ahead of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next month on the company's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable.

Suits Test Reach of Antitrust Laws Over Caps on College Athletes' Pay

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Putative class actions in California and New Jersey are testing whether college sports organizations are big businesses whose limits on payments to amateur athletes violate antitrust laws.

The Churn: Foley Snags Weil's Boston Leader, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

Weil Gotshal's latest lateral defector is the managing partner of the firm's Boston office; Pillsbury lands two transportation finance partners from DLA Piper in London; and a former senior federal prosecutor heads to Sidley.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Scatters Five Partner Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Holland & Knight adds two partners in Tampa and individual partners in Miami, New York and San Francisco; Burr & Forman welcomes four health care attorneys in Birmingham; and two energy and natural resources partners move to Husch Blackwell's Denver office.

Banco Popular

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Banco Popular North America's in-house legal department knows how to do more with less. With only three attorneys, two paralegals and one administrative assistant, the department maintains close relationships with about a dozen outside law firms while keeping legal matters in-house as much as possible to control costs.

NEW PARTNERS: Everything You Wanted to Know About Making Partner, But Didn't Ask

Mary Welch | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : January 10, 2014

As senior associates, they may work on multimillion-dollar deals or complex litigation issues without breaking a sweat.

NYS Thruway Authority

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Despite having only nine attorneys in the Thruway Authority in-house department, chief counsel William Estes said a small department can offer and support flexible schedules that benefit both employer and employee.

Patton Boggs Will Survive, Even With More Reductions, Managing Partner Says

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Nearly two dozen Patton Boggs partners will leave the firm in the coming months, while those who intend to stay have pledged allegiance to management as they tackle a possible merger and continue to revamp the Washington-based law and lobbying brand. Edward Newberry, Patton Boggs managing partner, said Friday that his firm would survive—healthy and profitable.

Unanimous Florida Supreme Court: Become Legal First, Then Get Law License

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 06, 2014

The Florida Supreme Court won't allow undocumented immigrants to obtain Florida Bar licenses.

New Partners Yearbook 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

The 's 15th annual profile of new partners at New Jersey firms.

ON THE MOVE: Peck Shaffer's Atlanta Office Relocates to Butler Snow

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 05, 2014

The Atlanta office of public finance boutique Peck Shaffer & Williams has joined Butler Snow, based in Jackson, Miss. Jerry Peterson, David Williams and Blake Sharpton, who is in Macon, joined Butler Snow as partners on Feb. 1. Ashton Bligh joined as an associate.

The Churn: Dentons Continues Heenan Blaikie Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Dentons hires a total of 46 attorneys from failed Canada firm Heenan Blaikie; Akerman adds three new litigators in its month-old Chicago office; and a former White House adviser joins Akin Gump.

Patton Boggs Closes N.J. Office, Talks Merger Amid Restructuring

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Patton Boggs is pressing forward on a restructuring strategy, announcing within days last week the closure of the firm's Newark office and a possible merger with Squire Sanders.

New Partners 2013-2014

: Daily Business Review : January 03, 2014

The listing is based on submissions from area law firms that responded to a DBR survey.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Five firms have announced additions, while Holland & Knight and Bracewell & Giuliani have elevated new partners.

News Partners 2014: BigLaw's Brass Ring Gets Harder To Grasp

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 28, 2014

Industry experts and some BigLaw managers say it's becoming increasingly difficult to make partner, causing many associates to look for jobs at smaller firms or go in-house.

See What Circuit Judge Obama Nominated To Federal Bench

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 27, 2014

President Obama has nominated Palm Beach Circuit Judge Robin Rosenberg to the federal bench.

Tyrrell, Patton Boggs May Part Ways Amid Merger Push, Newark Closing

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Patton Boggs, which is engaged in preliminary merger talks with Squire Sanders after announcing the closure of its Newark office this week, could see one of its top partners head for the door. James Tyrrell Jr., a member of the firm's executive committee and head of its toxic tort and product liability practice group, joined Patton Boggs in a high-profile lateral move in 2006. He also took on a controversial case representing indigenous Ecuadoreans suing energy giant Chevron, which has complicated Patton Boggs' efforts to find a merger partner. As it happens, Squire Sanders has its own ties to the South American nation.

ON THE MOVE: 2 K&S Bond Lawyers Go to Holland & Knight

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 26, 2014

Bond lawyers Woodrow W. "Woody" Vaughan III and Allison Dyer have left King & Spalding for Holland & Knight. Vaughan joined as partner and Dyer as senior counsel.

The Churn: 14-Lawyer Team Joins Lewis Brisbois, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Lewis Brisbois launches a new office near Philadelphia with a team of 14 laterals, including eight partners, from Nelson Levine; Pfizer's assistant general counsel heads to Paul Hastings; and O'Melveny's London office adds a Kirkland M&A partner.

The Churn: MoFo Lands Judge Peck, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

MoFo hires the federal bankruptcy judge who oversaw Lehman Brothers' Chapter 11 case; nine securitization and structured finance attorneys leave Jones Day to join Chapman and Cutler; and Latham adds its third private equity partner from Clifford Chance in the past year.

The Legality of Searches of Cell Phones Seized During Arrests

Richard Raysman and Peter Brown : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2014

In their Privacy Matters column, Richard Raysman, a partner at Holland & Knight, and Peter Brown, the principal at Peter Brown & Associates, describe the historical background and recent relevant Fourth Amendment jurisprudence on "searches incident to arrest"; describe the two cases that are to be argued forthcoming at the Supreme Court; and posit analysis and predictions on the outcomes of the case based on precedents, the ideological makeup of the court, and the policy implications.

Inadmissible: Don't (P)isrespect the Alamo

: Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Why is urinating on the Alamo such a big deal from a legal perspective? Chapter 28 of the Texas Penal Code makes it a state jail felony to deface a public monument or place of human burial.

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

Holland & Knight Beefs Up Revenue, Profits

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 04, 2014

Holland & Knight saw solid growth in 2013 with gross revenue up 5 percent and an 8 percent boost in profit per partner.

The Churn: Yankees President Heads to Jackson Lewis, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Randy Levine, team president of the New York Yankees, has left Akin to join the New York office of Jackson Lewis as of counsel. Meanwhile, Covington adds two financial M&A partners in Washington, D.C., and Gibson Dunn lands new partners in Los Angeles and New York.

Judge Robin Rosenberg Reviewed For Federal Bench

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 30, 2014

Robin Rosenberg is in line for a Fort Pierce seat after U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio blocked the nomination of Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Thomas, who was in line to become the first openly gay, African-American federal judge.

Tex Parte: Daniel Stewart leaves V&E to build bankruptcy practice at Patton Boggs

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Delay Continues on U.S. Judges

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 29, 2014

More than a month after President Obama nominated six candidates to federal judicial posts in Georgia, the state's two Republican senators have yet to return "blue slips" signaling their approval to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, a committee aide said.

ON THE MOVE: Weinstock Immigration Firm Opens

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 29, 2014

Karen Weinstock has opened her own immigration law firm, Weinstock Immigration Lawyers. The new firm is made up of the former Atlanta office of Memphis-based immigration firm Siskind Susser, where Weinstock had worked since 2001 and was the local managing partner.

Week of Jan. 27

: Texas Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Scott M. McElhaney, a partner in Jackson Walker, has been elected president of the Dallas Bar Association for 2014. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Florida Bar To Recognize Pro Bono Service

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 27, 2014

At a ceremony Jan. 30, The Florida Bar will honor lawyers, judges and legal organizations for their pro bono service, including Akerman partner Karen Meyer Buesing, who will receive the Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award.

McDonnell Turns to Big Name Defenders

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, accused of illegally accepting payments in exchange for promoting a dietary supplement company, are fighting back with big-name Washington-area white-collar lawyers on their defense.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 24, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

The Churn: K&S Adds Two From Fried Frank, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

King & Spalding bolsters its white-collar group by recruiting a pair of partners of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Meanwhile, three Am Law firms open new offices with lateral hires. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements to thechurn@alm.com.

Where in the World Is Henry Asbill?

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

The Jones Day partner was tapped to defend former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell as he faces down charges of criminal corruption. But first, Asbill's cocounsel told a judge, he needs to do some serious traveling.

Woman who alleged mold caused problems gets $166K

VerdictSearch : Daily Business Review : January 22, 2014

McDonnell's Lawyers Want Arraignment Rescheduled

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 22, 2014

Where in the world is Jones Day's Hank Asbill? Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell today asked a federal trial judge in Virginia to delay the arraignment for McDonnell and his wife, saying that Asbill—one of McDonnell's defense attorneys—is "out of the country at a location with no airport."

Holland & Knight Beefs Up Left Coast Litigation Group

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 21, 2014

Two From Florida In Running For UF Law School Dean Post

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 21, 2014

Alex Acosta, law dean at FIU, and Martha Barnett, a former American Bar Association president at Holland & Knight, are among 10 semifinalists for the law dean's post at the University of Florida.

Former Virginia Governor Charged With Illegally Accepting Gifts

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 21, 2014

The former governor of Virginia, Robert McDonnell, and his wife were indicted today in a Virginia federal court on charges they illegally accepted gifts, loans and other payments.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

New additions and promotions at fourteen firms.

Former Virginia Governor Charged With Illegally Accepting Gifts

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 21, 2014

The former governor of Virginia, Robert McDonnell, and his wife were indicted today in a Virginia federal court on charges they illegally accepted gifts, loans and other payments.

L.A.-Based Firm Recommended For Overhaul Of Miami-Dade Sewers

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 17, 2014

A Miami-Dade County special committee recommends an $80 million sewer overhaul oversight contract should go to Los Angeles-based AECOM Corp. after an intense bidding dispute.

Coalition Asks to Testify Against Ga. Nominees in Senate

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 17, 2014

A coalition of African-American lawyers and bar associations in Georgia has asked the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman for permission to testify in opposition to six nominees to the federal bench in Georgia at their confirmation hearings.

Company Appeals 'Flawed' $40M Award

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 17, 2014

Lawyers for a trucking company were at the Georgia Court of Appeals on Wednesday, fighting what's been called the largest wrongful death verdict in the state's history.

The Churn: Hogan Lovells Launches in Sao Paulo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

Hogan Lovells opens its second Brazilian office with a lateral hire from Clifford Chance; Holland & Knight and Littler both beef up in Portland, and Pryor Cashman adds a prominent sports attorney and agent.

Valley Building Boom Keeps Land Use Lawyers Busy

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 17, 2014

Advised by Morrison & Foerster, Apple is embarking on the construction of a new Cupertino headquarters in the shape of a colossal spaceship.

FIU Law Dean Alex Acosta Up For Dean At UF Law School

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 17, 2014

FIU law dean Alex Acosta is one of 24 semifinalists for the law dean's post at the University of Florida.

Insurance Industry Deals a Boon to Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

A dozen Am Law 100 firms have grabbed roles on a series of transactions announced since the start of 2014 involving the insurance industry, where consolidation in the sector this year could could produce a bevy of business for transactional lawyers.

Michael Lucas Succeeds Tamara Caldas at AVLF

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 15, 2014

Michael Lucas is the new deputy director of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, succeeding Tamara Caldas, who left the legal nonprofit in October to become Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton's pro bono partner.

Hotel, Penthouse Sell At Miami's Marquis

Eleazar David Melendez : Daily Business Review : January 10, 2014

A 50-unit hotel and a penthouse selling for a record per-square-foot price change hands in the 67-story Marquis in Miami.

Recession Rebound: Managing Partner Survey Shows Positive Growth Trend

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : January 30, 2013

Texas Lawyer invited firm chairs, presidents, managing partners of Texas firms and the partners-in-charge of Texas offices of out-of-state firms to share their thoughts on management strategies during 2013 and expectations for the Texas legal market in 2014.

Rare En Banc First DCA Allows Guns To Be Stored In Students' Cars At Universities

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : January 30, 2013

The University of North Florida's prohibition of guns in cars on campus was struck down in a 12-3 vote by the First District Court of Appeal.

Ga. Congressmen Oppose Federal Judge Nominees

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 24, 2013

Four Georgia Democratic congressmen on Monday called on President Barack Obama to withdraw his nominations for six federal judgeships in the state, claiming the White House's selection process was flawed and resulted in too little racial diversity.

Obama's Georgia Nominees are Poised for Confirmation

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 23, 2013

President Barack Obama's six federal judicial nominees in Georgia appear poised for Senate consideration after years of delay in filling seats on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Two Firms Accused of $26 Million Mistake

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 19, 2013

A malpractice lawsuit alleges Holland & Knight and Broad and Cassel made serious errors in drafting a lease that allegedly cost the former owner of a prominent RV dealership $26 million.

Embracing Change: Looking Back at Lateral Moves in the Lone Star State in 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 16, 2013

The year 2013 was a tumultuous one in the Lone Star State's legal market, with a number of significant lateral groups moving to new firms and several out-of-state firms, lured by the energy industry's strength, establishing offices here.

Amid Deal Doldrums, Energy M&A Still Flows to Some Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2013

Though the volume of energy-related M&A transactions has dipped to a nine-year low, Herbert Smith Freehills, Norton Rose Fulbright, Vinson & Elkins and White & Case are closing out 2013 by grabbing leading roles on a spate of big deals tied to the industry.

Fast Work on 11th Circuit Posts for Fla., Ala.?

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 12, 2013

While the process of nominating and confirming judges for two Georgia-based vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit drags on, things may move more quickly when it comes to slots on the court reserved for Florida and Alabama.

Hearst Appeals Ruling in Favor of Internet Competitor

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2013

A Hearst Corp. subsidiary's challenge to a Boston federal judge's refusal to slap an injunction on Aereo continues a copyright war between broadcasters and the Internet television distributor.

Hearst Appeals Ruling in Favor of Internet Competitor

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2013

Hearst Appeals Ruling in Favor of Internet Competitor

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2013

A Hearst Corp. subsidiary's challenge to a Boston federal judge's refusal to slap an injunction on Aereo Inc. continues a copyright war between broadcasters and the Internet television distributor.

Retaliation Suits Put Firms Up Against the 'Ropes'

Michael Starr and Katherine Healy Marques : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2013

A second critical maxim of employment law litigation is illustrated by the Ropes & Gray lawsuit: Do not speak ill of the departed.

Sidley Partner Hires Prominent Lawyer in Sex Assault Case

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2013

Stanley Stallworth, a 50-year-old real estate partner with Sidley Austin in Chicago, has been accused along with his nephew of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man while the alleged victim was passed out on Thanksgiving. Stallworth, whom Sidley has placed on leave, has hired well-known Chicago criminal defense firm Henderson Adam, which was formed in 2011 by former Holland & Knight partner Victor Henderson and local trial lawyer Sam Adam Jr.

Group Wants to ask Obama for Delay on Judge Candidates

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 06, 2013

An organization representing the state's leading African-American legal associations is asking to meet with President Barack Obama to object to a slate of candidates now being considered by the White House for six federal judgeships in Georgia.

Heating Oil Suit Fuels Dismissal with Leave to Replead

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 05, 2013

Finding that shipments of fuel oil intended to heat apartment buildings allegedly mixed in with waste oil did not sufficiently give rise to a claim for damages, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge has dismissed a putative class action complaint brought by building owners against a major oil company. She did, however, grant leave to replead.

The Partner Track

Reviewed by Victor Olds : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2013

3rd DCA Asked To Uphold Order Sending Fraud Case To Curacao

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 20, 2013

Former Venezuelan banking and media mogul Nelson Mezerhane is asking the Third District Court of Appeal to uphold an order sending a $72 million fraud case to Curacao.

Florentino Gonzalez, John Halula Help Arrange $22 Million Construction Loan

Eleazar David Melendez : Daily Business Review : January 19, 2013

Weston-based Florida Community Bank provided the loan for a 171-unit residential development in Miami's Edgewater district.

Newsbriefs—What Women Want (and Don't Want)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 19, 2013

License to Drill

Carlos Harrison : Daily Business Review : January 18, 2013

From Mexico to Brazil, firms eagerly await energy reforms that will spawn big deals, big returns for clients in Latin America.

Mayor Appoints Panel To Examine Bids For Miami-Dade Sewer Overhaul

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 16, 2013

Rather than scrap bids on an $80 million sewer project that has faced a challenge on ethical grounds, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is appointing a committee to provide a final ranking on the two finalists.

The Score: DLA Piper Takes Lead on New Braves Stadium

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2013

Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves stunned many this week by announcing that the team will leave its downtown home in 2017 for a new $672 million stadium in suburban Cobb County. Elsewhere in our latest look at sports and the law: Gordon & Rees, Norton Rose Fulbright, Paul Weiss, and Womble Carlyle wade into an NFL bullying case; Alex Rodriguez adds to his robust legal team; and an ex-Milbank associate seeks to make running with the bulls a U.S. sport.

Amid Merger Talks, Patton Boggs MP Touts Strategic Plan

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2013

Patton Boggs managing partner Edward Newberry told The Am Law Daily on Thursday that his firm's merger talks with Locke Lord and its latest round of layoffs are part of a broader plan that also includes changes to its long-standing "eat what you kill" compensation system and a push to expand in California, New York, Texas and abroad.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2013

Zachary Smith joins Moore & Van Allen's bankruptcy and financial restructuring team as partner in the Charlotte office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Justices Let Stand $9M Alarm Verdict

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : January 06, 2013

A security company has nearly run out of options for appealing a $9 million verdict won by a customer who was raped and held captive when she returned home not knowing her alarm had been ringing all day while she was at work.

Hank Johnson Wants to Delay 6 Federal Judge Nominees

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 06, 2013

The White House counsel has confirmed her office is vetting a list of six prospective nominees for federal judgeships in Georgia who have been approved by the state's two Republican U.S. senators, Rep. Hank Johnson has told the Daily Report.

Henry "Hank" Adorno Wants Law License Back

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 31, 2013

More than two years after being suspended by the Florida Supreme Court, former Coral Gables attorney Henry "Hank" Adorno is asking the court to reinstate him.

Brookhaven-Chamblee Annexation Fight Draws Big-Name Lawyers

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 30, 2013

A small-town fight over commercial annexation has drawn some big-name lawyers. Former Gov. Roy Barnes is represented the 15-month-old city of Brookhaven in its dispute with Chamblee over which municipality may annex the 100-acre complex of offices off Clairmont Road in northeast DeKalb County known as Century Center.

A Q&A with the General Counsel for Southwest Airlines

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 30, 2013

Mark Shaw is the vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for Southwest Airlines Co. He has been with Southwest for 13 years, and prior to becoming GC in February 2013, he was the associate general counsel-corporate and transactions.

Transactions and Aircraft Leasing Top Agenda for Southwest Airlines GC

Mary Welch | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : January 30, 2013

Mark R. Shaw is the vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Southwest Airlines Co. He has been with Southwest for 13 years and prior to becoming GC in February 2013, he was the associate general counsel-corporate and transactions. In that role, one of his primary areas of responsibility was aircraft finance and lease transactions.

The Experts

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

The New York Law Journal thanks our legal columnists who have been contributing to the Law Journal from the 1960s to the present day.

Holland & Knight attorneys work Miracle Mile purchase

Review staff : Daily Business Review : January 29, 2013

Holland & Knight Expands Maternity, Adoption Leave

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 28, 2013

Holland & Knight is expanding its maternity and adoption leave to help attract and retain more female lawyers.

Home to Tarpon Bend, Miracle Mile Building Sells For $26.5M

Eric Kalis : Daily Business Review : January 25, 2013

The Miracle Mile home of the Tarpon Bend restaurant in downtown Coral Gables was acquired by Miami-based CGI Merchant Group LLC.

Power Lunch: Lobster Bar Sea Grille A Quiet Place To Get Good Food

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 24, 2013

Open for two months, the upscale Lobster Bar Sea Grille is wowing the Fort Lauderdale power crowd with fresh seafood flown in from Europe, fancy decor and good service.

CIVIL ACTIONS

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2013

Managing Partners Survey: Optimism At The Top

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 21, 2013

Law firm leaders feel good about the coming year and plan to increase hiring, billing rates and profits per partner despite increasing pressure for alternative fee arrangements and competition from legal vendors.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2013

Leisa Lundy joins the Holland & Knight's intellectual property practice group as partner in the New York office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.