Press Release
August 9, 2021

Holland & Knight Partner Leonard Gilbert Elected to American Bar Association Board of Governors

TAMPA, Fla. (August 9, 2021) – Holland & Knight Partner Leonard Gilbert has been elected to the American Bar Association (ABA) Board of Governors. His three-year term began at the close of the ABA's annual meeting in August.

Mr. Gilbert has a long history of service with the ABA that includes serving as a member of the House of Delegates, director of the American Bar Foundation, chair of the General Practice Section, member of the of Business Law Section's Council and member of the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.

The 38-member Board of Governors oversees the general operation of the ABA and develops specific plans of action. Previous Holland & Knight partners who have served on the board include Partners William Shepherd and Suzanne Gilbert.

Mr. Gilbert is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a member of Holland & Knight's Financial Services Practice Group. He has represented numerous state, national and international banks and other financial institutions, as well as public bodies and secured and unsecured creditors' committees. He has had significant involvement in high-profile and complex cases receiving international attention. Mr. Gilbert is consistently recognized as a top banking, bankruptcy and creditors' rights lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. Gilbert is a former president of The Florida Bar, the Hillsborough County Bar and the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.

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