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MIAMI — Holland & Knight’s recent announcement that a partner accused by nine female lawyers of sexual harassment was stepping down from a top position to which he’d just been promoted holds lessons for other law firms, experts on workplace issues say.

In March, New York-based Managing Partner Howell Melton announced that Douglas Wright, 44, a tax lawyer, had been promoted to chief operating partner of the 1,250-lawyer, Tampa, Fla.-based firm. The position included supervisory responsibility for the firm’s business operations, including the human resources department.

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