Former Homeland Security Deputy GC Joins Holland & Knight
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Holland & Knight announced Wednesday it has added Jason Klitenic, the former deputy general counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as a partner in its Washington D.C. office.

Klitenic joins the firm’s government contracts/enforcement defense practice, according to a press release. He will represent clients in a variety of government enforcement, regulatory and public policy matters, including investigations and procurement initiative in the homeland security marketplace.

“In this era of heightened security we are proud to have such a highly experienced and talented individual joining our team,” said Richard Duvall, Holland & Knight’s government contracts practice group leader. “Jason’s extensive knowledge of federal and state homeland security programs, enforcement efforts and regulatory issues will enhance our ability to advocate on behalf of our clients.”


Klitenic served as the first deputy general counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush from 2003 to 2005. In the role he oversaw the operations of the 1,500-lawyers DHS Office of General Counsel, according to the firm.

Holland & Knight has over 1,100 attorneys worldwide with offices in the United States, China, Israel, Mexico, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.

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