Holland & Knight is a global firm. No single office is considered the "headquarters." The firm's technology links practice groups and lawyers at the local, national and international levels, enabling us to serve clients regardless of location.
Holland & Knight seeks to further develop an organization and a culture where all talented individuals – including those traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession – can have, and can see, a path to long-term success. The key to our efforts is inclusion. All of us are responsible and accountable for creating a more inclusive organization. We continue to make great strides in our efforts to promote DEI within the firm, within the communities it serves and within the legal profession. As evidence, partners from traditionally underrepresented groups make up 45 percent of our Directors Committee (chaired by a Black woman) and 32 percent of our executive partners. Also, effective January 1, 2022, the firm admitted a partnership class that is 57 percent diverse (based on race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation), including 50 percent at the equity partner level and 61 percent at the non-equity partner level. This marked the sixth consecutive year the firm admitted a partnership class that was at least 50 percent diverse.
We are proud of the local and national awards and recognition the firm has received. In 2021, Holland & Knight:
- Received the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity's 2021 Top Performer Award and 2021 Compass Award for our participation in LCLD programs and promotion of the LCLD's mission
- Achieved “Mansfield Rule Certified Plus” status from the Diversity Lab for the fourth consecutive year, which recognizes that at least 30 percent of our current leadership roles and committees are held by lawyers from traditionally underrepresented groups
- Received the ABA’s Military Pro Bono Project’s “Outstanding Service Award for the tenth consecutive year
- Received high rankings and accolades in various publications including:
- 7th in Law360’s Diversity Snapshot for greatest number of equity partners from traditionally underrepresented groups
- One of the “Best Law Firms for Women” in Working Mother Magazine
- A “perfect score” on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for the eighth consecutive year
- Ranked 49 overall in The American Lawyer’s Diversity Scorecard (2021), including ranked No. 1 for most Hispanic Partners, Top Ten for Hispanic non-partners, Top Ten for “other racial or ethnic group” partners, and Top 20 for African American partners
- The economy is transforming business, which gives rise to new opportunities. The practice of law also is changing.
- Pursuant to the most recent IBISWorld's "Law Firms in the U.S.: Market Research Report," industry revenue is projected to increase at an annualized rate of 0.8 percent to $304.2 billion in the four years to 2021. The overall performance of the economy, an anticipated increase in corporate profit and an influx of new laws and regulations will aid revenue growth in the next five years. Expected increases in consumer disposable income also will aid smaller industry participants by increasing demand for services such as estate and trust planning. In addition, improving investor confidence will stimulate more activity in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and initial public offering (IPO) markets, facilitating higher demand for corporate legal services.
- Increasing M&A activity will expand our target base, and a rebounding real estate market will continue to bolster revenue. Also, greater demand for niche practices such as cybersecurity and data privacy tied to high growth sectors like technology and healthcare will boost our competitive advantage. With the coming legislative changes, our government relations advisors are in high demand to assist our clients in staying abreast of new or modified regulations, as well as representing their interests on Capitol Hill.
- Substantial investments in industry and client-target initiatives are positioning the firm to use its strengths to extend relationships with existing clients and draw new business. Holland & Knight has moved from selling by single attorneys to cross-selling the entire firm. These efforts have allowed the firm to expand relationships in key markets such as Charlotte, Texas and London, as well as open new avenues for growth in areas such as Stamford.
- Holland & Knight continues to seek U.S. and Latin America growth opportunities, including increased activity in corporate M&A, maritime transactions and construction.
- Last year, Holland & Knight posted record gains in revenue and profits. The firm achieved those results through the unwavering commitment of our lawyers and staff to provide exceptional client service.
- We remain conservative with our operations and finances. With no long-term or short-term debt, we are on very sound footing for growth.
- Holland & Knight is well-positioned to take advantage of economic opportunities, while providing attorneys with the resources needed to better develop their practices and assist clients will full-service representation.
- We pay particular attention to ensuring our clients are getting the quality legal services they need and desire. The legal field is an increasingly competitive industry, which requires lawyers to continually focus on serving clients. We understand that.
- We have streamlined and improved our administrative operations so we can operate more efficiently, and we utilize technology to help cut expenses.
- Our sound financial condition and improved financial performance, combined with our collegial culture, are key factors in our ability to attract exceptional talent.
- Our rates and fee structures provide excellent value-for-money, which clients are demanding more than ever.