Doug Wright embodied the definition of a consummate lawyer. He served as a member of the Bob Graham Center’s Council of Advisors and the board of United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay. In addition to his many community service activities, Wright served on the board of directors of several organizations. A dedicated father and husband, he was also a member of the Holland & Knight’s Council of Advisors.
Doug Wright was a consummate lawyer
The Bob Graham Center is indebted to Doug Wright Holland for his support of the Center’s mission. Doug died unexpectedly on May 9 of a suspected cardiac event. A member of the Bob Graham Center Council of Advisors, Doug was a partner at Holland & Knight LLP in Tampa Bay. His legacy will be continued by the Bob Graham Center’s director, Dr. Matt Jacobs.
He was a board member of United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay
Doug Wright was a lawyer and community activist who served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. In addition to the United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay, he served on the boards of Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay and the Salvation Army. A proud father and husband, Wright was also active in his community, serving on numerous boards and volunteering.
While serving on the board of United Cerebral Palsy, Wright also served on the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. He also served on several other local outreach programs, including the Salvation Army. Wright graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and was an active member of the community. A Florida Bar member, he served on several boards, including the United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay and the Council of Advisors.
He was a member of Holland & Knight’s Council of Advisors
A recent poll revealed that nearly 70 percent of respondents thought Doug Wright should resign from Holland & Knight’s Board of Directors. However, the poll was not representative of the firm’s entire staff. One prominent member of Holland & Knight’s Board of Advisors is Mike Chapman. Chapman said Wright was a good motivator but preferred to stay out of the public eye. Wright acknowledged the allegations but denied specifics. He also claimed that he didn’t remember any specific details and was simply joking.
The law firm’s Board of Directors cited Wright’s dedication to the firm. He devoted many years to the firm and made tremendous contributions to its growth. In addition to his legal expertise, Wright was also known as a caring, generous and honest human being. He had a warm, generous spirit, cared for the lawyers at the firm, and worked hard to provide a good life for his family.
He was a partner at Holland & Knight
A Tampa attorney Doug Wright was found dead in the water Sunday. Authorities believe he suffered a cardiac arrest while swimming. Although the medical examiner has not determined the cause of death, the firm has since rehired him. Wright, who was a partner at Holland & Knight since 2002, specialized in corporate planning, tax litigation, and corporate strategy. He was a valued advisor to many in the firm.
After graduating from the University of Florida, Wright received his J.D. from Levin College of Law. He received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Professional Responsibility and also studied abroad in Salzburg with retired Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Upon graduation, Wright joined the firm in Bradenton and later moved to Tampa. He practiced tax and corporate planning, and also specialized in tax and entertainment industry contracts.
He was a member of the firm’s Council of Advisors
Wright has long been associate with the firm, but his role at the firm has changed. He is now a partner in the firm’s Tampa office. But his past is not entirely clear. After being accuse of sexual harassment by nine female lawyers, Wright has returned to the firm. In the wake of the scandal, Wright has defended his career and defended the firm’s record of progressiveness on social issues.
A passionate and devoted community leader, Doug Wright served on the boards of several public service organizations and the Levin School of Law. His career was filled with meaning and passion. Doug Wright’s family, friends, and colleagues admired his sense of humor and generous spirit. butt he will be miss and greatly missed. He leaves behind his family, friends, and colleagues who are sadden by his sudden death.
He was a victim of sexual harassment
The allegations that Holland & Knight partner Doug Wright was a sexual harasser have a twist. The company released confidential internal investigation documents to the media after four female associates accused him of inappropriate behavior. Holland & Knight’s managing partner Howell Melton Jr. rebuked Wright, but continued to promote Wright. After the leak was revealed, the firm defended Wright, and Wright returned to his old job. In spite of the scandal, nine female associates in Holland & Knight’s Tampa office said he was sexually harassing them.
Despite the accusations, Wright denied harassing women and denied that he was targeting women. He even denied his sexual harassment to a newspaper reporter. But the firm’s own “fair employment practices” committee ruled that Wright had violated the firm’s sexual harassment policy. Although Wright denied the allegations, he said he did not remember the specific details of the incidents. He said that he was joking and did not know that his conduct was sexual.
He resigned from the firm
Douglas Wright resigned from the firm on December 31, one year before his term expired. He had been serving as the firm’s chief financial officer since 2012. He resigned because of his inability to lead the firm effectively and to meet its financial goals. butt he was a valued member of the firm, with a remarkably impressive financial background and management skills. Additionally, he was known for his kindness and generosity, as well as his extraordinary intellect and big heart.
He returned to his former role as a partner
Holland & Knight recently announced that a former partner had stepped down following sexual harassment allegations. Doug Wright Holland had been a tax lawyer when he was promote to chief operating partner, overseeing the firm’s business operations and human resources department. The allegations against Wright led to his return to the firm. Wright had also been accuse of sexual harassment by nine female lawyers at the firm’s Tampa office.
During the show, Doug Wright discussed the midway controversy and WWII Marine remains. He also discussed the fall of the Berlin Wall, marking the end of the Cold War. He shared several clips from Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, and Winston Churchill that were recorded during these times. Afterward, he discussed how the Berlin Wall came to be, and how it was eventually removed. It was a memorable episode.