O’Kelly E. McWilliams III ’90 joined the law firm Holland & Knight in its sports and entertainment law practice in Washington, D.C. McWilliams also is a boost to Holland & Knight’s growing private equity practice, working directly with private equity firms and hedge funds.

He is a member of the National Association of Investment Companies, a network of more than 160 diverse-owned and emerging private equity firms and hedge funds, and he collaborates with some of the world’s leading companies, asset managers and emerging businesses to advance their business objectives and mitigate risk. He primarily handles the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions as well as employment disputes, internal investigations and compensation matters.

McWilliams previously served as chair of the Board of Trustees for the Virginia Retirement System, a pension plan valued at more than $105 billion. He is recognized as a leading labor and employment attorney by The Best Lawyers in America and Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers.

In addition to his bachelor’s degree in business administration/finance from Longwood, he earned a J.D. degree from George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School.