Matthew Grosack of Holland & Knight.

A former DLA Piper health care litigator in Florida who also works in the growing field of drone law has moved to Holland & Knight’s Miami office.

Matthew Grosack, who spent six years as an associate at DLA Piper, also got a promotion as part of the move, joining Holland & Knight as a partner. He began his legal career at McDermott Will & Emery.

Grosack said he became impressed by the presence and reach of Holland & Knight’s operations in South Florida through his charitable work in the region, particularly his efforts on behalf of United Way Miami-Dade.

“It’s something I really value in the culture of a firm that I work with,” he said. “The more and more I looked around at various charitable organizations, I met fantastic Holland & Knight attorneys.”

Grosack singled out South Florida corporate, M&A and securities practice group chairman David Barkus, also a leader at the United Way, as a particularly powerful influence in his decision to make the move.

I felt that the more and more I learned, I thought it would help me take my practice to the next level,” he said of the new firm.

Health care is at the core of Grosack’s work, and he represents health systems, outpatient  facilities, hospitals and provider groups in a wide range of disputes while also providing risk-management counseling. He addresses issues ranging from commercial litigation to fraud and privacy matters. 

“Any time a health care entity is in trouble, I’m going to be the person they call to get a quick, conclusive and good outcome for them,” he said, describing the goal of his practice. 

Grosack also has a sideline in technology work. He’s written in the past about emerging developments in drone law, a field that’s been growing recently. He has also worked on medical device technology, blockchain and autonomous vehicles.

“Health care litigation has always been my strong suit, but I’m a nerd at heart,” he said.

Grosack also praised his new colleagues at Holland & Knight for their recognition of the changing landscape of Big Law.

“They’re both culture driven and client-value driven,” he said.

In a statement, Adolfo Jimenez, chairman of Holland & Knight’s South Florida litigation practice group, highlighted Grosack’s experience in the firm’s priority growth areas of health care, privacy and technology.

“Matt is also very involved in the community, a key attribute for any successful Holland & Knight attorney,” he added. “We expect he will contribute greatly to our firm and clients.”