Advisory Board Member
Steven Wright is the executive partner overseeing the management of Holland & Knight's Boston office. In his practice, Mr. Wright serves as lead counsel and strategic advisor for several Fortune 500 companies, where he represents senior in-house counsel and corporate executives in complex commercial, corporate, intellectual property, litigation and regulatory matters. He chairs the Boston office's New England Executive
Steering Committee and Compensation Committee. He serves as a member of the firm’s Director’s, Budget/Finance and Nomination Committees.
Mr. Wright was appointed deputy counsel to the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York where he resolved legal and policy issues for the Mayor and his Executive Cabinet. He was also general counsel to New York City’s Public Advocate, a “watch dog” over the budget and policies of New York City Government.
Mr. Wright was deputy chief of the Civil Litigation Bureau of the Massachusetts Department of Attorney General and chief of its Trial Division. In addition to managing its legal staff, he provided strategic representation to Massachusetts state agencies on litigation, regulatory and compliance matters.
He is a director of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and was a trustee and executive board member of The Boston Bar Foundation. Mr. Wright was a member of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Economic Advisory Board. Additionally, Mr. Wright was a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Committee on Professional Ethics. He was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick as chairman of the Savings Bank Life Insurance Company's Policyholder's Protective Board, and is now a director and member of its Executive and Investment Committees.
He served as faculty of Harvard Law School's Trial Advocacy Workshop and as a lecturer at Northeastern University. Mr. Wright has lectured at educational seminars for the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Massachusetts Bar Association, National Bar Association, Charting Your Own Course Foundation and the District Court Committee on Judicial Education. He was also a law clerk for the Massachusetts Superior Court Justices.