WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 27, 2012 – Holland & Knight’s Managing Partner, Steven Sonberg, has elevated two senior counsel and one associate to partners in the firm’s Washington D.C. office. John Irving, Bill LeBeau and Colleen Leonard will be partners effective January 1, 2013.
John Irving, a member of the firm’s Litigation Section, is a former federal prosecutor with significant trial and investigative experience who represents companies and individuals in internal investigations and white collar defense matters focusing on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, environmental crimes, the False Claims Act, and congressional investigations. He received his B.A. degree from Fordham University in 1993 and his J.D. degree from The American University’s Washington College of Law in 1996. He was formerly senior counsel.
Bill LeBeau is a member of the firm’s Government Section and focuses on federal regulatory issues relating to media content and distribution. He has in-depth experience representing broadcast and cable television, radio and on-line programmers and distributors before the Federal Communications Commission in a wide variety of top-level policy matters. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Virginia in 1992 and his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1995. He was formerly senior counsel.
Colleen Leonard, a member of the firm’s Real Estate Section, has extensive experience representing landlords and tenants in the commercial leasing and development of shopping centers and outparcels, restaurants, high-rise office buildings, mixed-use projects, raw land and industrial/warehouse facilities. She received her B.A. degree from Haverford College in 1998 and her J.D. degree from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 2003. She was formerly an associate.
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