Press Release
October 10, 2011

Holland & Knight Makes Changes in West Coast Leadership

LOS ANGELES – October 10, 2011 – Holland & Knight has announced two changes in the leadership of its West Coast offices, appointing Paul C. Workman as executive partner of its Los Angeles office and Bruce S. Ross as West Coast lateral hiring partner.    

"Paul and Bruce are well-respected lawyers and recognized leaders who will bring great enthusiasm to their new roles," said Steven Sonberg, Holland & Knight managing partner.  "I am confident that under their guidance the firm will continue to grow and thrive in the region." 

"I am deeply honored to have been chosen to lead our Los Angeles team," said Workman.  "In recent years, we have significantly expanded our presence in the LA legal market.   I look forward to working with my colleagues to build upon our successes."

"One of the firm's top priorities on the West Coast is growth through attracting seasoned practitioners to strengthen and complement our strong and varied national practice groups," stated Ross.  "We have tremendous opportunities and plan to move aggressively to recruit the best and the brightest to our Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland, Ore., offices."  
Workman, who has almost 30 years of experience litigating complex business disputes in the state and federal courts of California, received a J.D. degree from Loyola Law School Los Angeles and an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.  He serves as a board member of the Los Angeles City Historical Society. 

Ross, who also resides in the firm's Los Angeles office, is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with more than 40 years experience litigating trust, estate and conservatorship matters.  He chairs the firm's national Private Wealth Services Dispute Resolution Team.  He earned a J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College.     

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