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May 2016 3 Months, 3 New Offices In May, Holland & Knight opened an office in London to expand its transportation finance practice. The office includes six attorneys, all of whom previously practiced at Clark Ricketts, a well-established London law firm whose practice is devoted to transportation law. Earlier in the year, the firm expanded its presence in the financial services industry by adding an office in Charlotte, N.C., and opened an office in Stamford, Conn., with a group of corporate and M&A lawyers.
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© 2017 Vault.com Inc. 506 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP April 2016 Airfinance Award A team of Holland & Knight attorneys advised BBAM Aircraft Management in connection with a $1.2 billion deal involving the leasing of 49 aircraft to 37 airlines is 25 countries. BBAM is a global leader in aircraft lease management, and the deal was the largest in its history. The transaction was named “North American Deal of the Year” by Airfinance Journal , the industry’s foremost trade publication. March 2016 Cuba Cansado Holland & Knight assisted Starwood Hotels in obtaining a license to operate hotels in Cuba from the U.S. Treasury Department. Starwood subsequently signed an agreement to manage three major hotels in Havana, Hotel Inglaterra, Hotel Quinta Avenida, and Hotel Santa Isabel, becoming the first U.S. hotelier to operate in Cuba since the communist revolution. GETTING HIRED Vault’s Verdict: Holland & Knight is selective in its hiring process, but will consider top candidates from any law school. Once grade cutoffs are met, the firm is focused on finding those candidates with the right personality for the firm’s collegial environment. Hiring Process • “The firm is very diversified in terms of ‘feeder schools’ (though my office shows some preference for Florida law schools). We look for the ‘best of the best’ in terms of law school credentials, but will go to really any good law school (top 50). Clerkships are strongly favored here.” • “Holland & Knight tends to hire from a few different pools of candidates. The first is local law schools, and the second is top-ranked law schools. Regardless of the candidate’s law school, the people in the first two categories go through the summer associate program before a final hiring decision (though I’m sure there are exceptions to that rule). The third category is lateral hires. Holland & Knight sometimes hires individual attorneys with a good books of business. The last category is judicial clerks, who come to us after clerking for a judge (usually a federal judge).” • “Intelligence, writing ability, and effective communication skills.” • “Experience with local courts is helpful. Also, the firm recently hired several people (lateral associates and partners) from government. The summer program is fairly small.” Interview Questions • “The firm asks questions that test what candidates would do in different scenarios and also focuses on the writing sample.”
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