IRVINE, Calif. (February 1, 2021) – Holland & Knight has opened an office in Orange County, California, with a team of seven litigators formerly with the Enterprise Counsel Group (ECG). The team is led by David Robinson, who was the president and founding shareholder of ECG. Mr. Robinson is the executive partner of the new Orange County office.
In addition to Mr. Robinson, team members include Partners Benjamin Pugh and Anjuli Woods and Associates Nicholas Dellefave, Reva Hamon, Thomas Eastmond and Andrew Cummings. Law Clerks Bert Lathrop and Kendra Peterson also joined the firm.
The group focuses on complex commercial litigation, including trial, appellate, healthcare, trade secret and unfair competition law, corporate governance, real estate, water rights and constitutional matters. They represent clients ranging from public companies to individual entrepreneurs in a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare, high technology, defense, real estate, telecommunications, finance and professional services in California, Colorado, Nevada and across the United States.
“Orange County is a very attractive market for us. It is the third largest county in California and has a strong economy. Some of the country’s leading companies are headquartered there, as well as several tech companies and start-ups,” said Steven Sonberg, Holland & Knight managing partner. “Dave and his team know the market well and have deep contacts in the business community. Under his leadership, I am confident the office will thrive.”
“Dave and his team are some of the most qualified and respected litigators in California,” said Christopher G. Kelly, the leader of Holland & Knight’s Litigation Section. “They are highly regarded by clients for their aggressive courtroom representation, solving of complex and crisis-driven issues, and everyday practical legal advice and are a strong addition to our West Coast litigation practice.”
“Holland & Knight is an excellent fit for our team,” said Mr. Robinson. “The depth of the firm’s bench, its geographic footprint, its technology resources and, just as importantly, its collaborative culture gives us the platform we need to continue to expand our practice.”
Holland & Knight’s Orange County office is located in Irvine at 3 Park Plaza, Suite 1400. The telephone number of the office is (949) 833-8550.