Former statewide prosecutor Shepherd joins Holland & Knight in West Palm Beach
by George Bennett | February 1st, 2011
Former statewide prosecutor William Shepherd, who headed the investigation that led to last year’s indictment of former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer, is joining the West Palm Beach office of Holland & Knight as a partner in the megafirm’s national white-collar defense team.
Shepherd worked seven years in the Florida attorney general’s office, the last four as statewide prosecutor, where he oversaw a team of about 40 attorneys. The attorney general appoints the statewide prosecutor to a four-year term from a list of nominees selected by the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Committee. Shepherd was tapped by former AG Bill McCollum.
In addition to the Greer case, Shepherd handled high-profile prosecution of gang members and mortgage fraud cases. He also helped former state Sen. (now Chief Financial Officer) Jeff Atwater and state Rep. William Snyder, R-Stuart, craft anti-gang legislation.
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