APL Logistics (APLL) is pleased to announce that Eric Lee will be joining the company as chief legal officer effective April 2, 2019. He will be based in Scottsdale, Ariz. Mr. Lee is a supply chain, logistics and transportation attorney. He was previously a partner at law firm Holland & Knight.

Mr. Lee will lead APLL’s global legal department, with responsibility for teams in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Middle East. He will provide direction and guidance to management on both internal and external legal and business matters.

“Eric’s diverse background and extensive experience with multinational logistics and supply chain issues and requirements is a tremendous addition to the team,” said Bill Villalon, president of APLL. “The entire APLL family is excited to have him join us and help us as we continue to grow the company for the future.”

“Eric has played an integral role in growing our brand and reputation among the transportation, infrastructure and logistics sectors worldwide,” said David Whitestone, the leader of Holland & Knight’s Government Section and founder of the firm’s Transportation Industry Team. “We thank him for his many contributions to the success of our practice and wish him the very best in his new role at APL Logistics. They are very fortunate to have such a talented lawyer on their team.”

Holland & Knight boasts world-renowned international practices covering virtually every industry and sector, including its extensive and well-respected transportation, logistics, supply chain and infrastructure practices, which cover every requirement in the corporate life cycle.