Press Release
June 2, 2022

Three Holland & Knight Attorneys Named Rising Stars by Law360

MIAMI (June 2, 2022) – Three Holland & Knight attorneys have been selected as 2022 "Rising Stars" by Law360. This honor recognizes the top lawyers under the age of 40 in the country, in each of 36 practice areas.

Holland & Knight's 2022 Law360 "Rising Stars" are:

  • Meaghan A. Colligan - Environmental
  • Victoria Koob - Transportation
  • Anjuli B. Woods - Media & Entertainment

Ms. Colligan is a senior associate in Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group in Washington, D.C. She advises on the environmental aspects of real estate and corporate acquisitions, manages environmental, health and safety compliance programs, and provides litigation and enforcement defense at Superfund sites, including one of the most expensive sites in the program's 30-plus year history. She also provides legal and policy services to clients that are embracing innovative and sustainable technologies that will lower emissions, increase renewable energy, improve public health and reduce the waste that goes into landfills and oceans. For instance, she is a key adviser to the American Chemical Council (ACC) in an international effort to create a circular economy for plastics by using advanced technology. With Ms.  Colligan’s assistance, the ACC recently issued an action plan that asks Congress to require all plastic packaging to include at least 30 percent recycled plastic by 2030, create an enabling federal regulatory system, strengthen existing recycling systems and incentivize private industry in its innovative technological advancements.

Ms. Koob is a London-based partner in Holland & Knight's Asset Finance Group. She is well versed in cross-border asset financing and leasing, representing international financial institutions, leasing companies and airlines in complex transactions. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, there were hundreds of aircraft grounded and huge uncertainty about when flying could return. The number of airlines facing difficulties was significant, and this impacted all of the top leasing companies in the world. Ms. Koob helped numerous lessors to protect their assets and restructure and/or renegotiate their leasing arrangements with various airlines to deal with the tough economic conditions, including advising lessors with respect to four different Chapter 11 proceedings and other local insolvency-related restructurings.

Ms. Woods is a partner residing in Holland & Knight's Los Angeles office who focuses her practice on complex, high-value business disputes in a variety of industries, including media and entertainment. Recently she defended the estate of a deceased billionaire against more than $130 million in claims, clarifying ownership rights of his media and entertainment business. In addition, she resolved claims around a major music festival, clearing the way for its purchase by an iconic buyer. 

Law360 reviewed more than 1,350 submissions for the 2022 "Rising Stars" distinction. A total of 176 winners were selected based on their career accomplishments in their respective practice areas.

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