BusinessHolland & Knight announces Janene Jackson as executive partner

Holland & Knight announces Janene Jackson as executive partner

The law firm of Holland & Knight announced on April 11 that Janene Jackson will serve as its executive partner of the District office.

As executive partner, Jackson will oversee the day-to-day management of the 190-plus lawyer office, while continuing to manage her local government practice. Jackson replaces David Whitestone, who began his term as managing partner on the firm’s executive leadership team this month.

“We are proud to have Janene as our new executive partner,” said Holland & Knight Chair and CEO Bob Grammig. “Since joining Holland & Knight in 2014, Janene has continuously proven herself to be a tremendous asset to the firm. Her record of leadership in the D.C. community is truly remarkable, and she will lead our Washington office with enthusiasm and wisdom.”

Jackson has worked in all branches of the District government. She uses her experience to help clients navigate the legislative and regulatory aspects of local government. 

With her variety of experiences, Jackson has brought a 360-degree approach to assisting clients with their government relations and lobbying needs, business development interests and legal representations in administrative proceedings.

In the community, Jackson serves as president of the DC Bankers Association and on the board of directors of the DC Chamber of Commerce, the District of Columbia Building Industry Association, the National Building Museum, the DC Fire and EMS Association, the Golden Triangle, the Federal City Council, the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. 

Holland & Knight’s District office is one of the firm’s largest offices and features the bipartisan Public Policy & Regulation Group, as well as lawyers with extensive experience in real estate, white collar defense and investigations, federal and regulatory litigation, national security and defense, international trade, healthcare transportation, wealth planning, tax and corporate practice matters.

Jackson has served as committee counsel to the D.C. Council Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary which was chaired by then At-Large Council member Phil Mendelson. She has served as the executive director of the State Complaint Office of the District of Columbia Public Schools where she conducted investigations into violations of the Disabilities Education Act. Jackson has worked as an assistant corporation counsel in the Office of Corporation Counsel, where she represented the District government in class action lawsuits.

She is a former law clerk to Donald L. Ivers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and Reggie B. Walton, formerly of the D.C. Superior Court. Jackson is a graduate of American University, Washington College of Law, and The City College of New York.

Source: Washington Informer

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