Podcast: A Conversation with Former Florida Solicitor General Amit Agarwal
In the 13th episode of our "Florida Capital Conversations" podcast series, Amit Agarwal, co-chair of the firm's Appellate Litigation Team, joins the conversation to discuss his legal career path and time serving as Florida Solicitor General (SG). He shares details about his time working in the public sector, including positions at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. The conversation focuses primarily on Mr. Agarwal's experience as the Florida SG. He explains the purpose of the office and highlights memorable cases he handled during his five-year tenure. He also provides insight on the office's relationship with the Florida Attorney General and discusses some of the challenges he encountered while serving as SG. Lastly, Mr. Agarwal shares how he has translated his experience in government, specifically as Florida SG, into his appellate practice at Holland & Knight.
This Tallahassee-based podcast series takes a look at the many different aspects of state and local government through the lens of experienced legal professionals. Hosted by attorneys Nate Adams and Mia McKown, these candid conversations offer a seat at the table to everyone who listens.