SAN FRANCISCO – May 19, 2008 – LAWFUEL – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Heather Bowman has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a senior counsel in the Public Policy & Regulation Group. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Bowman served for four years as the Manager of Policy and Compliance for Hewlett Packard’s (HP) Americas Product Take Back Organization, and prior to HP as Director of Environmental Affairs and Deputy General Counsel at the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA).
“Heather brings a wealth of environmental and policy experience to Holland & Knight,” said Rich Gold, head of the firm’s Public Policy & Regulation practice. “As our practice continues to grow, Heather will be a valuable resource to our West Coast team.”
Bowman practices in the areas of legislative, environmental and natural resources law. She works with clients to address environmental compliance, policy strategy and due diligence with an emphasis on legislative and regulatory strategy development. Bowman has experience with mandatory take back/recycling initiatives, as well as product compliance strategies for companies dealing with material restriction and energy use regulations.
During her time at HP, Bowman was responsible for electronics recycling advocacy and compliance in the Americas region, and created their successful U.S. state strategy. Prior to HP, she led industry efforts for EIA’s product ecology initiative, including advocacy at the state, federal and international levels.
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.
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