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Holland & Knight LLP

Litigation

6 ranked lawyersBand 2FloridaUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Possesses highly respected expertise across both civil and white-collar criminal disputes, with significant appellate expertise. Excels in significant financial fraud cases and investigations. Also highlighted for its strengths in product liability, IP and professional malpractice cases. Additionally recognized for its fine track record in First Amendment litigation in the media and entertainment space. Draws upon deep bench of national and international litigation experts.

Strengths

Market commentators comment: "It is a very talented, responsive team, and they are efficient in their work."

Sources say: "The firm has a great reputation and expertise."

Clients report: "It is an excellent, energetic and creative team."

Work highlights

Defended an airline in an international dispute relating to the confiscation of an aircraft in Colombia.

Acted for a multibillion-dollar private equity firm facing investigation by the DOJ and SEC into accounting fraud.

Notable practitioners

Adolfo Jimenez represents a wide variety of clients in disputes. As head of the international arbitration practice, he possesses cross-sector and multijurisdictional expertise.
"He is extremely good."

Bill Shepherd is a highly experienced trial lawyer with notable expertise in a wide range of criminal cases. He also assists clients with internal investigations and is noted in the market for his former role as statewide prosecutor for Florida.

Joseph Varner is an experienced litigator with a varied practice, which includes securities disputes, professional negligence matters and personal injury claims. He also acts as a mediator.
"He's smart, poised, polished, and doesn't get too excited, but when aggressiveness and firmness is needed, he has it." "He's on top of everything, always prepared and confident in his advice."

Sanford Bohrer maintains a varied practice, encompassing complex commercial disputes and large class actions. He also cochairs the firm's national media team and offers significant expertise in cases concerning media law.
"He's a very talented advocate."

Tracy Nichols leads the firm's securities litigation group and offers vast experience in large class actions.
"She is one of the top attorneys in the securities field. She is just fantastic in every way." She is doing work at a high-profile level." "A fantastic litigator."

Wifredo Ferrer brings his experience as US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida to bear in his impressive white-collar practice and regularly represents both companies and individuals in a range of matters, including fraud cases, securities disputes and matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
"He manages to be responsive despite being pulled in all different directions." "He is an excellent leader."

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Litigation

Holland & Knight LLP

firm
Location

701 Brickell Avenue,

Suite 3300,

Miami

Florida

USA

FL 33131

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Florida

Litigation: General Commercial


Adolfo E Jimenez
Band 4
Joseph H Varner III
Band 3
Sanford Bohrer
Band 3
Tracy A Nichols
Band 1

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Bill Shepherd
Band 2
Wifredo Ferrer
Band 2