William N. Shepherd

William N. Shepherd

Partner, Holland & Knight

William Shepherd is a trial lawyer in Holland & Knight's West Palm Beach and Washington, D.C., offices. Mr. Shepherd, who also serves as executive partner of the firm's West Palm Beach office, represents clients involved in civil and criminal government investigations. He also assists the general counsel of public and private companies in conducting sensitive internal investigations and compliance matters. In addition to his enforcement practice, Mr. Shepherd handles complex civil litigation in related subject matters. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Shepherd served, at the appointment of the attorney general, as the statewide prosecutor of Florida and earlier in his career, as a prosecutor in Miami, Florida.

Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide has recognized Mr. Shepherd since 2013 for Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations.

  • In the 2013 guide, Mr. Shepherd was described as "first and foremost he has great judgment and a far greater sense of the bigger picture. He is not drawn in to unnecessary conflicts or fights if they do not serve the client."
  • In the 2018 guide, "One hugely impressed client attests: 'Bill is among the very best lawyers with whom I have ever worked and I would strongly recommend him for any matter, even the most complex and challenging from legal, practical and public perspectives.'"

Mr. Shepherd was elected to serve as chair of the 20,000 member Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association and served as a member of its Global Anti-Corruption Task Force and as division director of its White Collar Crime Division.

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