Carolyn Short is a trial attorney who leads the firm's Philadelphia Regional Litigation team. Ms. Short focuses her practice on commercial and employment disputes, including class action litigation, corporate governance issues, high-level executive investigations and management issues. She represents publicly traded multinational corporations and defends federal and state class action matters, antitrust, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, employment discrimination, securities fraud and medical device cases, as well as various other commercial matters.
In addition, Ms. Short is highly experienced in the defense of civil rights cases and navigating the legal compliance world of government contracting. She also is well-versed in various aspects of complex litigation, from jury selection techniques to cross-examination and effectiveness in closing arguments.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Short was called upon by high-ranking state officials to handle sensitive, public investigations and disputes. In January 2005, Sen. Arlen Specter asked Ms. Short to serve as general counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary for the Supreme Court nomination hearings for Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito.
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