Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue Appoints Holland & Knight Partner

Susan Eichler Edlein to the State Court of Fulton County

ATLANTA – March 11, 2008 – LawFuel – Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has appointed Holland & Knight partner Susan Eichler Edlein to the State Court of Fulton County. The judicial vacancy was created by the appointment of the Honorable Henry M. Newkirk to the Superior Court of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit.

The State Court of Fulton County operates under the laws of the State of Georgia. The court hears all criminal cases below the grade of felony and also tries all civil actions regardless of the amount in controversy.

“We are extremely proud of Susan, who has, throughout her career with Holland & Knight, shown legal wisdom, personal maturity, and the highest integrity,” said Al Adams, executive partner of the firm’s Atlanta office. “She is a leader, and we wish her well in her new and important role.”

Edlein is a litigation partner in Holland & Knight’s Atlanta office, where she is co-chair of the national Real Estate Litigation Team. She also sits on the board of directors of the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation. In addition, Edlein was one of five attorneys selected to participate in Holland & Knight’s 2006 “Rising Stars” program, a firm-wide leadership and management program for women. She also serves as the Atlanta coordinator for the Women’s Initiative program, which is part of the firm’s commitment to diversity.

In 2006, Edlein was named a Legal Eagle by Atlanta Women’s Magazine and a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers. In 2007, she was named one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s Georgia Legal Elite. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her law degree from the University of Virginia.

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 and Mexico City, with representative offices in Caracas and Tel Aviv. Holland & Knight is among the world’s 18 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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