Holland & Knight Grows Technology Policy Team with Additions of Daniel Ritter and Paul Stimers in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON (March 27, 2023) – Holland & Knight has welcomed two notable technology-focused attorneys, Partners Daniel Ritter and Paul Stimers, as well as Senior Policy Advisor Dennis Potter, to the firm's Public Policy & Regulation Group in Washington, D.C. Mr. Ritter and Mr. Stimers were both previously partners and Mr. Potter was a government affairs counselor with K&L Gates.
"Both Daniel and Paul offer a great deal of experience with cutting-edge technology, which is very exciting for our team and dovetails nicely with both our energy and national security and defense industry strengths," said Rich Gold, leader of Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group. "Their team will significantly expand the work we do for innovative clients and increase the firm's involvement in major policy issues involving emerging technologies and space exploration."
"Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group is known for its excellent work and deep industry knowledge, especially in the technology arena," said Mr. Ritter. "I look forward to combining our strengths to not only further our clients' interests but also to develop and support emerging technology industries."
Mr. Ritter represents major Washington, D.C., trade associations for clean technology and renewable energy, neurotechnology, nanotechnology, and clean water and sanitation technologies, in addition to a wide variety of U.S. and international companies in these fields. He also represents a variety of non-governmental organizations focused on sustainable development in the developing world and in the U.S. He coordinates policy advocacy campaigns, advocates policy positions with federal legislators and administrative agencies, prepares legal and strategic policy analysis and develops legislation and testimony for Congressional hearings.
"Holland & Knight's technology policy, regulatory and legal capabilities make the firm an excellent platform for serving clients in commercial spaceflight, quantum computing and other disruptive industries," said Mr. Stimers. "I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues to accelerate the development of these important fields."
Mr. Stimers focuses his policy advocacy efforts on matters related to emerging and disruptive technologies, such as commercial spaceflight and quantum technology. He serves as policy counsel to several major commercial spaceflight companies and the leading industry association for commercial spaceflight. He has been active in helping the industry grow quickly and safely, while continuing to support a strong role for NASA in space exploration. He founded and runs a quantum policy advocacy organization whose members are world leaders in quantum technology. He advises a wide range of technology companies and industry associations in pursuing legislation and representing their interests before Congress and federal agencies. In addition, he works with a variety of organizations to promote access to water and other basic needs in the developing world.
Mr. Ritter earned a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from Amherst College. Mr. Stimers earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.P.A. from Harvard University and a B.A. from the University of Washington. Mr. Potter earned a B.A. from Wake Forest University.