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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, MN, 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

King & Spalding Keeps Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2015

Five lawyers join King & Spalding, as two others depart; Haynes and Boone heads to Denver; Pillsbury Winthrop adds 10 in Texas; Latham & Watkins lures a well-pedigreed litigator and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 26, 2015

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

Drone Law Practices Are Beginning to Take Flight

Andrew Ramonas and Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

Lawyers and lobbyists are recruiting clients for what they hope will prove a lucrative field.

McDermott Taps New COO, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2015

Two firms shuffling their COOs saw partners depart in January; DLA Piper and Kirkland & Ellis make some high-profile labor and employment hires; Quinn Emanuel grows in Houston; Wilmer raids MoFo for a new cybersecurity chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Feb. 3 LTNY Panel Addresses Big Data Issues

Gail Gottehrer : Law Technology News : January 20, 2015

The rise of Big Data complicates litigation for organizations.

Akerman Capitalizes on Years of Work in Cuba

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2015

Attorneys at Miami-based Akerman say they've been overrun with inquiries from potential clients who want to do work in Cuba. The firm's Cuba practice is led by Augusto Maxwell, who returned from the island nation this week. Attorneys at Holland & Knight and Greenburg Traurig have also been fielding client inquiries.

$72M Theft Claim Against Venezuelan Bankers, Including Hugo Chavez's Top Opponent, Resurrected

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 14, 2015

Two companies charge two former Venezuelan bankers living in the United States defrauded them out of $72 million in U.S. Treasury bills.

Newsmakers: Week of Jan. 12

: Texas Lawyer : January 12, 2015

Drew Baldinger has returned to Andrews Kurth as a business transactions partner in Houston.

INADMISSIBLE: McDonnell Sentenced, Eyes on the Appeal

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's lawyers are wasting no time taking his public corruption conviction to a federal appeals court. Plus more in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 12, 2015

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

Squire Patton Boggs Billing Inconsistency Ends With Settlement

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 10, 2015

A bankruptcy trustee has settled with Squire Patton Boggs after accusing legacy firm Patton Boggs of lowballing the amount it earned from a client.

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Round Two: Bob McDonnell Lawyer Previews the Appeal

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 07, 2015

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's lawyers are wasting no time taking his public corruption conviction to a federal appeals court. A lead member of McDonnell's defense team, Jones Day partner Henry "Hank" Asbill, spoke to The National Law Journal about what issues they intend to raise in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Financial Planning Regulator Finds Its First GC in DC

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : January 06, 2015

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc., the nongovernmental regulator of U.S. financial planners, has hired its first general counsel, snagging Washington lawyer Leo Rydzewski from Holland & Knight for the job, the organization announced Tuesday.

Financial Planning Regulator Finds Its First GC in DC

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : January 06, 2015

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. has hired its first general counsel, snagging Washington, D.C., lawyer Leo Rydzewski from Holland & Knight.

Star Litigators Depart, Plus (Many) More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2015

An array of high-profile litigators from Irell & Manella and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi are starting their own firms as January's annual “running of the laterals” begins. Also, Hinshaw & Culbertson hires Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel; a Bingham McCutchen partner and ex-Cadwalader leader find new homes; Blank Rome opens in Pittsburgh; Greenberg Traurig goes to Tokyo; Quinn Emanuel heads to Seattle; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Former Va. Governor Gets Two Years for Public Corruption

Zoe Tillman and Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : January 06, 2015

A federal judge in Virginia on Tuesday sentenced former Gov. Robert McDonnell to two years in prison on public corruption charges.

Attorneys Helps Banking Syndicate in $400 Million Loan

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 06, 2015

Norberto Quintana of Holland & Knight helped a Colombian bank obtain a $400 million loan facility from JPMorgan, Wells Fargo and two Japanese banking entities.

Dear Judge: Letters From Lawyers in Support of Bob McDonnell

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : January 06, 2015

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be sentenced Tuesday on public corruption charges. His lawyers filed hundreds of pages of letters in support of leniency. Here are a handful of letters, from lawyers, in support of McDonnell.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

Allergan / Actavis; Halliburton / Baker Hughes; Publicis / Sapient; LabCorp / Covance; BB&T / Susquehanna; Cott / DSS Group; Chiquita / Cutrale

Same-Sex Marriages Bring Benefits Review at Work

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 05, 2015

With same-sex marriage legal, employers are getting ready to tweak benefits where needed while lawyers think litigation.

Worldcenter Subsidies Get City Approval

Eleazar David Melendez : Daily Business Review : December 31, 2014

City commissioners approved a multimillion-dollar subsidy package for the massive Miami Worldcenter project.

Cruise Line Moves to Dismiss Disabilities Class Action

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : December 30, 2014

Denying it had anything to do with a contractor's policy, Norwegian Cruise Lines is asking a Florida fed-eral judge to deep six a putative class action alleging the cruise line discriminated against a passenger with diabetes by barring him from a snorkeling trip.

Legal Business: Climate Unsettled

Katelyn Polantz and Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : December 29, 2014

2014 was tumultuous for law firms — several didn't live to see 2015, or held on via mergers.

Va. Law License Change Encourages Out-of-State Lawyers

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : December 24, 2014

A recent rule change on legal licensing in Virginia means more lawyers could cross the Potomac River, or at least take on clients in the state.

Energy Pipeline Firm Fuels Three Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 21, 2014

Locke Lord, Norton Rose Fulbright and Vinson & Elkins reshuffle some energy industry legal chairs in Houston; a K&L Gates partner with a conflict moves on; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; the federal bench lands some big-firm talent; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Holland & Knight Hosts Angel Investors, Suitors

Eleazar David Melendez : Daily Business Review : December 18, 2014

Sponsoring meetings of the Keiretsu Forum, Holland & Knight hopes to solidify relationships with angel investors and the startups they fund.

No Cuban Embargo? No Problem

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : December 17, 2014

With an overnight thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, legal experts were cautious Wednesday about visions of U.S. companies doing business in Cuba.

Lawyers See Business Opportunity in Obama's Cuba Opening

Andrew Ramonas and Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 17, 2014

The U.S. business community is largely divided on the benefits of rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, with industries including cigar retailers hesitant to embrace President Barack Obama's diplomatic opening.

Gibson Dunn, Kirkland Trade Blows; Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn's litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.