JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – August 11, 200…

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – August 11, 2005 – Holland & Knight has expanded the firm’s North Florida Litigation Group with the addition of Francis “Frank” J. Marino and Christina “Chris” Schwing in the Jacksonville office.

“The experience, skill and knowledge that these lawyers bring to Holland & Knight will be a tremendous asset to our clients and to the continued strategic growth of our litigation practice,” said Larry Hamilton, practice group leader for the firm’s North Florida Litigation Group.

Marino, who joins the firm as a partner, has more than 30 years of diverse experience as a lawyer, business executive and consultant in the private and public sectors. His litigation practice assists clients in developing solutions to complex and protracted business litigation and regulatory proceedings. His clients have included a number of public and privately held national and international businesses headquartered or doing business in Florida.

Marino is a member of the New York and Florida Bars. He is admitted to practice before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and D.C. Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and Middle District of Florida. He is also a certified mediator in the Florida circuit and county courts and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Joining the firm as a litigation associate, Schwing’s practice focuses on tort, product liability, insurance defense, construction defect and commercial litigation matters. She is a member of the Florida Bar, the Jacksonville Bar and the American Bar Association, Litigation Section.

Schwing attended the University of North Florida, where she received her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in communications, with a minor in psychology, in 2001. She graduated first in her class from the University of Florida with a law degree in 2004.

About Holland & Knight LLP: Holland & Knight is a commercial law firm with more than 1,250 lawyers in 26 offices in the United States. Internationally, offices are located in Mexico City, Tokyo and Beijing, with representative offices in Helsinki, Caracas and Tel Aviv. Holland & Knight is among the 15 largest firms worldwide, providing representation in all major areas of law. www.hklaw.com

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