Darrell Kelley is a powerhouse and I wish him the very best at Holland & Knight. For the full story see: New COO named at one of Florida’s largest law firms EFI-DKelley-Color.jpg My question is not “can Darrell Kelley manage” it is “will Holland & Knight let him”. This is in no way personal to H & K; my question is based on what I have observed globally from ex-airline presidents to former McKinsey partners to ex-presidents of large engineering firms — appointed to manage law firms — one year in a law firm and they are pulling their hair out one strand at a time. Stay tuned!