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Holland & Knight LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 956
  • Gross Revenues: $627,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $655,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,030,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

Holland & Knight is a Tampa-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Holland & Knight has 956 attorneys and is the 27th largest firm in the United States.  With $627,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 51st on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Holland & Knight ranked as the 60th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, NY, OR, RI, TX, VA and WA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 51 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 51 1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 27 0 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 39 -4 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 47 0 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 78 16 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 33 23 Summer programs

In the News

Hospitals Sweat Potential Ebola Liability

Amanda Bronstad and Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : October 20, 2014

As public health authorities moved to calm fears about the risk from Ebola, lawyers last week urged health care and other clients to take precautions against spreading the potentially fatal disease — and to mitigate attendant lawsuits.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 20, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Entry-Level Pay for Big Law in Atlanta Flat Since Recession

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 17, 2014

Five years after big firms slashed associate pay in response to the recession, the market rate for their first-year associates in Atlanta is still $135,000.

Kelly-Ann Cartwright

: Daily Business Review : October 15, 2014

Kelly-Ann Cartwright credits mentors and Holland & Knight for creating the culture that encouraged her to flourish.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Two Steps Forward in the Carolinas

: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

Eight individuals who have worked to improve the status of women in corporate law, litigation, civil rights and more in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

'Alice' Casts Ripples Through Courts, Shakes Up Investors

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 10, 2014

Patent litigation has slowed, investors are spooked and biotech patents are in the crosshairs.

Former Holland & Knight Partner Sues Firm Over Pay

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : October 09, 2014

Charles Gibbs, a veteran trusts and estates attorney, has sued his former firm, Holland & Knight, for $1.5 million, claiming it refused to properly pay him for his work, including his role in the $300 million estate case of heiress Huguette Clark.

On the Move: McGuireWoods Adds Three Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 08, 2014

McGuireWoods has added three partners in the past month—most recently tax lawyer Gerald Thomas II from Morris Manning & Martin this week.

Head Count Moves in Opposite Extremes at Patton Boggs, Stinson Leonard

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2014

Legacy firm Patton Boggs, along with Kenyon & Kenyon, McKenna Long & Aldridge, Bingham McCutchen and Dickstein Shapiro, were the Am Law 200 firms that saw their attorney head counts drop the most over the past 12 months, according to data compiled by ALM's RivalEdge. A handful of Am Law 200 firms saw double-digit percentage increases, including Stinson Leonard Street, mostly as a result of mergers.

Holland & Knight Gets New Atlanta Leader

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 07, 2014

Holland & Knight has made Allen Maines the new leader of its Atlanta office, succeeding Robert Highsmith, who served in the role for five years. Highsmith continues to lead the firm's state capitals team and its Georgia government relations practice.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 06, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Appeals Court Keeps Out Execs at Ponzi-Fed Oil Company

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : October 03, 2014

In the ongoing saga of Ponzi scammer Arthur Nadel, a federal appellate panel rules two former officers of a Texas oil company that received money from the fraud lack standing to protest a receiver's appointment.

Almost One Fifth of the Global 100 Firms Have Atlanta Offices

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 01, 2014

In this year's Global 100 ranking by The American Lawyer, there are 19 firms with Atlanta offices, including DLA Piper, the No. 2 firm on the list after Baker & McKenzie.

Bingham's Biggest Rainmakers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen mulls a merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, a key factor in clinching any deal will be the participation of certain rainmakers. The Am Law Daily has a look at those individuals, some of whom have left the firm, and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200, such as significant acquisitions by Armstrong Teasdale in Denver, Fox Rothschild in Dallas and Quarles & Brady in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Judge Dismisses Complaint Over Demand Letter Deficiency

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : October 01, 2014

The absence of the name of the lead plaintiff on a demand letter has resulted in the dismissal of a proposed class action against Payless ShoeSource Inc. The ruling marks at least the second time since June a demand letter requirement tripped up a Massachusetts case handled by the same plaintiffs attorney.

Scarinci Hollenbeck Adds Med-Mal Group With Latest Expansion

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : September 30, 2014

Scarinci Hollenbeck has pushed its lawyer ranks above 50 and expanded its practice areas by absorbing a medical-malpractice defense boutique. The Lyndhurst, N.J., firm is adding five lawyers through its acquisition of Sharp & Mahoney of Cedar Knolls, N.J., effective Oct. 1.

Holland & Knight Team Drills Down on Compliance

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : September 30, 2014

The data privacy and security team at Holland & Knight provides compliance audits, among other consulting services.

Newsmakers: Week of Sept. 29

: Texas Lawyer : September 29, 2014

Charlie Florsheim has joined Winstead in Fort Worth as a shareholder in the corporate, securities and mergers and acquisition practice group.

Bingham Starts Hiring Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

After months of partner departures, Bingham McCutchen has dipped into the lateral market to make some hires of its own by bringing on an energy partner in Washington, D.C., and a senior counsel in San Francisco. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Invokes 'Skilling' in Refusing to Move Bomb Trial

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : September 25, 2014

A Boston federal judge pointed to case law involving former Enron Corp. chief executive Jeffrey Skilling's financial-crimes trial in denying accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's bid to move his trial out of Massachusetts.

Akin Loses Two, But Again Raids Bingham, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 23, 2014

Bingham McCutchen lost four more partners to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld this week in Hong Kong and London, as the former continues to pursue a potential merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. McCarter & English adds eight partners of its own through a merger, Jones Day hires another Latin American dealmaker and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Florida Supreme Court Weighs Sovereignty Issue In Athlete's Death

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : September 22, 2014

Steven Yerrid, a Tampa lawyer who helped Florida win a $13 billion settlement from Big Tobacco in 1997, is representing the UCF football player's family and said he was troubled by the Fifth DCA's "broad expansion of sovereign immunity."

Trust & Estates

: New York Law Journal : September 22, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "N.Y. Legislation: What Passed, What Didn't, What's Next," "Protecting Separate Property During Marriage and Divorce," "Injunctive Relief in Surrogate's Court: Trends and Considerations," "Mediation: Prevent Estate Litigation, Preserve Relationships" and "When There's No Will, There Is a Way."

An Inside Look at Patton Boggs' Last Year and Late Chairman

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

Until his death, Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. was among the largest business developers at his namesake firm.

Allison McCarthy: Holland & Knight

: Daily Business Review : September 17, 2014

Kyrus Freeman

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Judge: No Basis for Economic Damages in Fuel Oil Suit

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : September 15, 2014

A 'theoretical defect' is an insufficient basis for a damages claim, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich said in a decision dismissing a putative commercial class action suit over the delivery of supposedly inferior heating oil.

Top 20 Women in Law: DBR Recognizes South Florida Achievers

Review staff : Daily Business Review : September 11, 2014

The inaugural recognition program honors women in law firms, courts, other public agencies, public interest law and education.