The Tampa law firm of Holland & Knight has hired a 25-year veteran to run its 17 U.S. and six international offices. The new chief operating officer is Michael Sikora, previously of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York. He also served as executive director and chief operating officer of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in San Francisco and Washington D.C. Sikora isn't an attorney, but got a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Maryland. He's a certified public accountant in that state. About 1,100 attorneys work for Holland & Knight in the United States.