Press Release
October 11, 2022

Holland & Knight Represents SHRM in Acquisition of Linkage, Inc.

MIAMI (October 11, 2022) – Holland & Knight advised the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on its acquisition of Linkage, Inc., a premier leadership development firm committed to advancing women and accelerating inclusion in leaders and organizations. The deal was announced on Sept. 30, 2022.

The acquisition of Boston-based Linkage is part of SHRM's strategy to provide members and customers with the most comprehensive solution for meeting their business needs as HR professionals, policymakers and business leaders. The integration of Linkage's services helps ensure that SHRM's members and customers are better positioned to excel in the workplace with exclusive access to more data insights, business tools and top-notch leadership development programming.

Based in Alexandria, Virginia, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today's evolving workplaces. More than 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on SHRM to be their go-to resource for all things work and their business partner in creating next-generation workplaces.

Holland & Knight Partner Stephen Sandiford led the firm's representation of SHRM. He was assisted by Partners Omari Sealy, Chris Marotta, Christine Gay, Neely Munnerlyn and Mark Francis, Senior Counsel Ashley Thomas and Associates Bert Lathrop, Stephanie Merabet and Patrick Burri. Holland & Knight serves as primary outside counsel to SHRM, and Marilyn Holifield and Kwamina Williford are the relationship partners leading Holland & Knight's representation.

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