Former Rep. Ron Klein joins powerhouse Holland & Knight government advocacy teamby George Bennett | March 11th, 2011
Boca Raton attorney Klein will also be on the same team as Eric Eikenberg, who was chief of staff to former Gov. Charlie Crist and to former Republican U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw — the man Klein defeated in a nationally watched 2006 congressional race.
Klein was defeated last year by Republican Allen West and has not closed the door on the possibility of running for the seat again in 2012.
Klein said he’ll be working primarily from South Florida and will not be lobbying or registering as a lobbyist in his new job. He said he’ll provide clients advice on dealing with government, with an emphasis on health care, financial services and energy policy. Before going to Congress, Klein was a state House member and Senator for 14 years.
“Congressman Klein’s prior experience as a business lawyer in South Florida for more than 20 years combined with his knowledge of government affairs makes him an invaluable asset to our local clients,” said Holland & Knight Managing Partner Steven Sonberg. “Business leaders, now more than ever, need advocates that understand their concerns and how governmental actions may affect their future plans.”
Said Klein: “I’m looking forward to moving back to the private sector.”