Lobbyists Mark Delegal, Josh Aubuchon leaving Pennington firm for Holland & Knight

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Mark Delegal, a lobbyist for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Gulfstream Racing and at least a dozen insurance concerns, is leaving Pennington PA for Holland & Knight. Josh Aubuchon is joing Delegal in the move from Pennington to H&K. 

“We are very excited to welcome Mark and Joshua to our state-wide team,” said former governor Bob Martinez, chair of the firm’s Florida government advocacy team. “Mark Delegal has done exceptional work for his insurance and healthcare clients and has a stellar reputation in the legal and lobbying community. His arrival at the firm, along with the very talented Joshua Aubuchon, will benefit all of our clients who seek effective advocacy in Tallahassee.”

Delegal has joined H&K as a partner, while Aubuchon has joined as an associate, both in the firm’s Tallahassee office.

Delegal serves as general counsel to the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida and is heavily involved in the Medicaid appropriations process for public hospitals and other health care entities statewide. In the area of insurance, Delegal has been active in all of the significant property, casualty and automobile insurance reforms in Florida over the last two decades. He is recognized as a top attorney in the area of insurance regulation by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Aubuchon represents clients in the area of government and legislative affairs and has specific experience in the areas of alcohol beverage law and real property and housing law. Aubuchon currently serves as the executive director and general counsel of the Florida Brewers Guild. Prior to joining Pennington, he served as legislative analyst for the Senate Committee on Regulated Industries and was a law clerk for the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco.

Delegal and Aubuchon are the latest arrivals to Holland & Knight’s bipartisan advocacy team, representing clients in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. That team includes Martinez; former U.S. Representative Jim Davis; former U.S. Representative Ron Klein; Kerry Feehery, former chief of staff to U.S. Senator George LeMieux; Karl Koch, former chief of staff to Congressman Jim Davis, and Kimberly Case, former legislative affairs director for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.