Holland & Knight LLP
Moe Vela has joined Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office as a partner in the public policy and regulation group. Mr. Vela will focus mainly on business development and providing strategic counseling, including developing government relations strategies on the federal, state, and local levels. Mr. Vela previously served in the Obama administration as the director of management and administration in the office of Vice President Biden. Mr. Vela is the first Hispanic to serve twice in the White House in a senior executive role; he had served as chief financial officer and senior advisor on Latino affairs in the office of Vice President Al Gore. Mr. Vela is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and holds a law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law.