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Former City Administrator to Holland & Knight

One more through the revolving door: The man who ran things under mayor Adrian Fenty, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development-turned-City Administrator Neil Albert, has joined the local legal powerhouse Holland & Knight as a senior policy advisor.

The firm hasn't officially announced the hire, but invites just went out for a Bisnow event moderated by Albert, saying he'll "assist clients with construction, real estate, land use, transportation, government relations, and economic development matters." In D.C. development circles, H&K is known as the go-to firm for land-use battles, employing super-lawyers Chip Glasgow and Whayne Quin.

While we haven't heard of any other super-high-up Fenty officials jumping to the private sector yet, Albert's move is anything but exceptional (and understandable: He'll probably be making a bit more than the $225,000 he got with the city). Just a few examples: Former Office of Planning director Ellen McCarthy is now with Arent Fox, former DMPED director Douglas Patton went to H&K before landing at Oldaker Law Group, and former Housing Finance Agency general counsel Rod Woodson is now a heavy-hitting lobbyist with H&K.

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  1. #1

    Chances are this DL poseur will be as useless to H&K as he was for the city. This defines empty suit.

  2. #2

    If the senior partners at Holland & Knight fond out they had lawyers with drug problems would they go out of their way to cover up the story by asking the courts to seal the evidence.

    If Holland & Knight fond out they had lawyers who went out at night to soliciting prostitution would Holland & Knight try to cover up the story. People have been harm by lawyers who don't care about the law and will do whatever to win a case even when they know there client is lying committing perjury.
    Please investigate call the Florida bar.

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