Press Release
February 28, 2024

Maritime and International Trade Attorney Carrol Hand Joins Holland & Knight in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (February 28, 2024) – Holland & Knight continues to strengthen its leading Maritime Team with the addition of Carrol Hand as senior counsel in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, she was associate general counsel for a major global logistics service provider.

In addition to her most recent role, Ms. Hand's prior work experience includes being associate general counsel at a major container ocean carrier, counsel to a commissioner on the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and associate general counsel at a major ship registry.

Ms. Hand focuses her practice on a wide range of international and domestic maritime issues, including transactional, litigation and regulatory compliance matters, with a particular focus on matters involving the FMC. She also has in-depth knowledge of a variety of maritime law, transportation law, corporate law, contract law, supply chain logistics, bankruptcy law and collections issues.

"We're excited to welcome Carrol to Holland & Knight, as she is a trusted adviser in the maritime industry with significant in-house experience," said Christopher Nolan, co-chair of the firm's Transportation & Infrastructure Industry Group. "Her in-depth knowledge of the operational and regulatory challenges that the shipping industry faces makes her an invaluable resource to our clients and colleagues within our Maritime Team."

"I'm thrilled to be a member of Holland & Knight's internationally recognized Maritime Team," said Ms. Hand. "Holland & Knight has one of the most geographically diverse maritime law practices in the U.S., which makes it the ideal platform to grow my practice and continue advising the world's best shipping and logistics companies."

Ms. Hand earned a J.D. degree from Tulane University Law School, a M.S. degree from the University of Windsor and a B.A. degree from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Not yet admitted to Virginia Bar; admitted to District of Columbia and New York Bars only and practicing under supervision of lawyers licensed to practice in Virginia.

Holland & Knight just launched The Commission, an essential blog on the FMC. The blog is focused on explaining the impact of the FMC's filings and actions against supply chain logistics intermediaries and ocean carriers on the shippers and consignees. Ms. Hand serves as an editor of the blog.

Holland & Knight is consistently recognized as a leading law firm in maritime law by national and international publications. The firm's Maritime Team is regularly recognized in Chambers and Partners' Global and USA editions (shipping litigation and finance practices), Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Shipping Lawyers and The International Who's Who of Shipping & Maritime Lawyers. Holland & Knight was named the 2022 "Law Firm of the Year" in Admiralty & Maritime Law by Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" guide. The firm also won the honor in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020. In addition, Law360 named Holland & Knight's transportation practice as the 2022 "Practice Group of the Year."

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