Howell Melton Jr., the managing partner of Holland & Knight, will not seek re-election and will hand the reins over to Steven Sonberg, a 15-year partner at the 1,150-lawyer firm. Melton had supporters within the firm and was thought to have brought stability to a firm that underwent serious financial difficulties during the reign of former managing partner and Florida gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride. However, Melton's reign was marred by a sexual harassment scandal in the Tampa, Fla., office.
Holland & Knight Gets New Leadership
The National Law Journal
February 20, 2008