Holland & Knight Partner Deborah E. Barnard Honored by the Women’s Law Association at Boston University School of Law

BOSTON – March 31, 2008 – LAWFUEL – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Boston partner Deborah E. Barnard was honored recently by the Women’s Law Association at Boston University School of Law during the school’s first ever Women-in-Law Conference, held March 24 – 27, 2008.

A 1987 alumna of Boston University School of Law, Barnard was recognized for her outstanding achievements as a female attorney. She spoke during the Women’s Law Association’s 13th Annual Meet the Women cocktail reception: A Tribute to BU Law Alumnae and Their Achievements.

Barnard, who concentrates her practice at Holland & Knight in complex civil litigation, has experience with both individual and class action lawsuits. Her practice encompasses a broad spectrum of substantive areas, with specific areas of focus on environmental cost recovery and property damage, toxic tort, products liability, and commercial disputes. Barnard has represented clients in both court actions and administrative proceedings before various regulatory agencies.

She also has significant experience with various forms of alternative dispute resolution and has successfully mediated several complex multi-party actions. Barnard has served as a faculty member for various continuing legal education courses sponsored by the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations.

Within Holland & Knight, Barnard holds several leadership positions. She serves on the firm’s Directors Committee; as Litigation Deputy Section Leader for Professional Development and Recruiting; and as the Deputy Executive Partner in the Boston office. In addition, she is the co-coordinator of Holland & Knight’s Rising Stars program, an intensive economic and leadership development training program for women attorneys in the firm, and has served as the national chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative.

In her community, Barnard serves on the Women’s Network Advisory Committee for the Boston Chamber of Commerce and participated in LeadBoston, a community leadership training program sponsored by the National Conference for Community and Justice.

About the Women’s Law Association at Boston University School of Law: The Women’s Law Association is a student-run organization whose mission is to promote a recognition and understanding of the unique contributions and the position of women in the law school setting, the legal community at large and the global community in general.

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. www.hklaw.com

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