Press Release
September 9, 2021

Trial Attorney Scott O'Connell Joins Holland & Knight in Boston

BOSTON (September 9, 2021) – Scott O'Connell has joined Holland & Knight's Litigation Section as a partner in the firm's Boston office. Previously, he was a partner at Nixon Peabody, where he was past chair of the firm's Litigation Department.

Mr. O'Connell focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes involving high financial and reputational exposure, particularly in the healthcare, financial services and energy industries. He has significant experience leading class action and aggregate litigation as well as parallel government enforcement and regulatory proceedings. Over the course of his distinguished career, Mr. O'Connell has been lead counsel on more than 60 trials, arbitrations, evidentiary injunction proceedings and related appeals in federal and state courts across the country.

"Scott is a highly regarded attorney with impressive first-chair trial credentials who will immediately add value to our Litigation Section, one of the largest in the United States," said Jeremy Sternberg, the leader of Holland & Knight's Boston Litigation Group. "At a time when experienced trial lawyers are becoming ever more scarce, the courtroom skills and legal acumen Scott possesses will be an asset to both clients and colleagues alike."

"High-stakes litigation requires a dedicated team of outstanding practitioners working together to achieve the desired result for clients. I could not be more thrilled to join Holland & Knight and collaborate with its exceptional group of trial lawyers," Mr. O'Connell said.

Mr. O'Connell received a J.D. degree from Cornell Law School and a B.A. degree from St. Lawrence University. He is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New Jersey, New York and Vermont.

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