Pedro Gassant Named 2022 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow
MIAMI (February 17, 2022) – Holland & Knight Partner Pedro Gassant has been selected to represent the firm as a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 2022 class of Fellows, participating in a landmark program created to identify, train and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.
LCLD is an organization of more than 400 members who serve as either general counsel of major corporations or managing partners of the nation's leading law firms, who are committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. Celebrating 11 years, the LCLD Fellows program connects high-potential attorneys with leading general counsel, managing partners, and their peers for mentoring and career guidance.
LCLD President Robert J. Grey Jr. said that, while the LCLD Fellows program "requires a serious time commitment from its participants, they will come away from it having learned from top leaders in the legal profession, as well as experts in the fields of learning and development and executive coaching, on what it means to be a leader."
Mr. Gassant is a Miami governmental advocacy and development attorney who focuses his practice on land use, zoning and procurement matters. Specifically, Mr. Gassant handles Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) amendments, zoning district boundary changes, variance applications, Environmental Quality Control Board applications concerning septic tank and diesel fuel variances and approvals of sewage treatment package plants, and other matters in Miami-Dade County and the 34 municipalities within the county.
As an undergraduate at Florida State University, Mr. Gassant was elected president of the Black Student Union and founded the East Gadsden Initiative, which implemented programs to assist students in preparing for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. While at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he served as an editor of the Journal of International Law and helped develop a program teaching Kenyans their rights under the 2010 Kenyan Constitution. In spring 2011, Mr. Gassant traveled to Mombasa, Kenya, and helped teach the same program to women living in the Mtongwe community.