In the past 20 years, the National Capital region’s community of government contractors and other high tech companies has transformed the area’s economy into one of the largest in the country, boasting what is now over $23 billion in government contracting work alone.

Michael Mannix, from Holland & Knight LLP (H&K), has seen those changes first hand and has helped clients transformthe region into the economic powerhouse it is today.

Michael practices corporate law and finance and is a Partner and team leader of the Business Law Section’s Mid-Atlantic Region at H&K. With a MBA from George Washington University, a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and more than 30 years of experience, Michael’s diverse and extensive expertise in M&A and finance makes him an irreplaceable part of H&K and of the larger regional businesscommunity.

Having been engaged in recent mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, securities offerings, and other transactions having more than $2 billion in value in diverse industries, it’s fair to say that Michael has a passion for what he does.

His deep expertise with corporate transactions and corporate governance has allowed him to easily understand his clients’ needs and deliver on their expectations.

One such successful relationship is with ACG member CSC, which is currently a client. CSC is a Fortune 200 company and a global leader in providing IT-enabled business solutions. Michael has worked with them on numerous M&A deals including in hot areas such as national security technology and cyber, among other deals.

A member of ACG for 8 years now, Michael was Chairman of the Programs Committee for two years where he helped secure  the appearance of high caliber speakers at ACG events. One such speaker was Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Capitals and one of the country’s premier businessmen.

Today, Michael is a Director at ACG National Capital, which he describes as a great place for evolving companies in the region and a place where connections and relationships can be built. He plans to continue being heavily involved within ACG National Capital and to support ACG in its role as one of the regions premier associations.