Last month we reported that Holland & Knight laid off 243 lawyers and staffers.
But it has now been revealed that during the same period, the firm took on more than a dozen lobbyists.
Rich Gold, head of the firm’s public policy and regulation practice, expanded the size his federal lobbying team to about 70, to help clients get their piece of the president’s economic stimulus package.
The practice group has 240 clients, including 50 recently acquired ones.
Holland & Knight is a law firm with more than 1,150 lawyers in 23 US offices. Other offices around the world are located in Beijing, China, and Mexico City, Mexico, with representative offices in Caracas, Venezuela, and Tel Aviv, Israel.
Holland & Knight is the 36th largest law firm in the world, providing representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law.