Former Congressman Gerry Sikorski, head of Holland & Knight’s Governme…

Former Congressman Gerry Sikorski, head of Holland & Knight’s Government Section, and Rich Gold, head of the firm’s Public Policy and Regulation Practice Group, have been named to The Hill’s annual list of top lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

The “Best Hired Guns on K Street” list is compiled through conversations with members of Congress, key aides and various lobbyists. It considers those whose names “never fail to arise when talk turns to a given issue,” as well as those who enjoyed big legislative wins in the past year or have high-profile legislation before Congress.

Gold also was recognized in the March 30 issue of the National Journal as one of the leading Democratic lobbyists in Washington, D.C. Since 2000, under his leadership, Holland & Knight has secured more than $2.6 billion in appropriations for its clients.

Sikorski, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983-1993, recently was named by his peers to the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Government Relations Law.

Holland & Knight continues to be ranked among the top U.S. lobbying firms having consistent revenue growth. The firm was ranked 13th among the top lobbying firms in the country by the National Journal and ranked 6th among lobbying practices at law firms that earned more than $7 million in revenues in 2006 by Influence magazine.

About the Public Policy & Regulation Practice Group: Holland & Knight’s Public Policy & Regulation Practice Group consists of more than 100 lawyers and other professionals engaged in federal, state and local government affairs, regulatory counseling, and related disciplines. With 13 teams including Government Representation, Environment, Telecommunications, Food & Drug, Transportation, Federal Practice & Appropriations, Government Markets and State and Local Procurement, State Capitals, and Strategic Communications, our attorneys and professionals manage complex client problems and opportunities involving local, state, and federal government regulatory, transactional and legislative matters.

About Holland & Knight LLP: Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,150 lawyers in 17 U.S. offices. Other offices around the world are located in Beijing, Tokyo and Mexico City, with representative offices in Caracas, Helsinki and Tel Aviv. Holland & Knight is among the world’s 15 largest firms, providing representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Our interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams ensure clients have access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location.

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