Holtzman Vogel Celebrates Growth and Elevates Three Attorneys

Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky and Josefiak PLLC (“Holtzman Vogel”), a nationally recognized law firm specializing in political, regulatory and litigation matters, has promoted John Cycon to Partner, Joshua Pratt to Of Counsel, and Ken Daines to Senior Associate. The three promotions follow a period of significant growth in the firm, including the addition of a Florida and Arizona office, as well as many high-profile hires.

“We are thankful for this growth and proud of the exceptional team that leads these national practice groups. As we start 2024, we want to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments and outstanding legal skills of John, Josh, and Ken in meeting the diverse needs of our clients,” said Jill Holtzman Vogel, founder and managing partner of Holtzman Vogel. “As they ascend to new roles, we are confident that their leadership will further enhance our practice groups and bolster the incredible talent of our growing team.”

John Cycon, who splits time between the firm’s D.C., Virginia, and Florida offices, focuses his practice on governmental and internal investigations, commercial litigation, constitutional law, and white-collar defense. Cycon represents companies, boards of directors, and individuals in high-stakes enforcement and litigation matters. He also regularly navigates complex discovery disputes. Additionally, Cycon often represents clients in federal and state courts. Prior to private practice, Cycon served as a judicial law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa. He earned his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, his M.S. in urban education from Mercy College, and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

Joshua E. Pratt, based in the firm’s Tallahassee office, focuses on all aspects of litigation. Before joining the firm, Pratt served as Deputy General Counsel to Governor Ron DeSantis. In that capacity, he provided legal counsel to the Governor and his staff, represented the Governor in high-profile litigation, oversaw the legal departments of various executive branch agencies, prepared executive orders, reviewed legislative initiatives, assisted with Cabinet-related matters, assisted in the review and selection of judicial candidates, and served as the Governor’s clemency aide. Before working in the Executive Office of the Governor, Pratt served as a law clerk to Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater and Judge Lee Ann Reno of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and Justice Charles T. Canady of the Florida Supreme Court. Pratt received his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law and his undergraduate degree from Florida State University.

Ken Daines, based in the firm’s Northern Virginia office, focuses his practice on trial and appellate litigation in federal and state courts, including matters presenting constitutional law, redistricting, and election-related issues, and has authored and co-authored multiple briefs on behalf of parties and amici at the Supreme Court of the United States as well as numerous federal district and appeals courts. Before joining the firm, Daines served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Ryan D. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Dee V. Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. Daines earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his B.A. from Brigham Young University, where he was valedictorian at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.

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About Holtzman Vogel

Leading U.S. law firm Holtzman Vogel specializes in navigating sensitive, high-stakes regulatory and litigation matters for the country’s most prominent individuals, corporations, and advocacy organizations. The firm is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices strategically located in Virginia, Florida, and Arizona, and a team of nationally renowned lawyers in political law, government investigations, business and non-profit compliance, litigation, environmental law, and land use. Its lawyers have worked at the highest levels of law and policy, serving in the White House, the Cabinet and at various federal and state agencies as well as every level of national party committees. In areas of political and environmental law, the firm and its lawyers are continuously ranked by the nation’s most trusted legal guides including Chambers USA, Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms, Super Lawyers, POLITICO, Washingtonian, among others. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, non-profit corporations, trade associations, charities, state legislatures, municipalities, political campaigns, PACs, and national party committees engaged in issues at the federal, state, and local level. For more information, visit www.holtzmanvogel.com and connect with us on LinkedIn.