AREA OF PRACTICE
James Holohan is the Managing Principal of Brown Rudnick’s Investigative Team, providing Brown Rudnick’s clients with a built-in, trusted investigative partner who will operate at the high standards set by the Firm.
Jim joins from PureStar, a multi-national service provider to the hospitality industry as their Senior Vice President of Compliance, where he was responsible for leading cross-functionally on compliance issues, acquisition activity, physical security, safety, and labor matters.
Before joining PureStar, Jim was a former senior member of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and Commander of Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau’s detective squad, with over 35 years of governmental and private sector experience. Upon conclusion of his service with the NYPD, Jim joined a New York headquartered law firm where he founded, led, and managed an affiliated private investigations and business consultancy. After this, Jim led the Safety, Security and Investigations practice at the risk intelligence start-up RANE (Risk Assistance Network + Exchange), which helped leading law firms, financial institutions, private equity firms, and high net-worth individuals unravel complex problems.
In addition to his role as Commanding Officer of the Manhattan District Attorney's detective squad, Jim also served as the Commanding Officer of three NYPD Narcotics Division commands including being a founding member and original leader of the Kennedy Airport Narcotics Smuggling Unit (KANSU).
Jim’s accomplishments in general investigative techniques have made him an asset to his clients. He has developed a reputation for successfully handling manipulative short selling cases and was involved in developing some of the biggest and most high-profile cases of the day leading to successful results.
Some of Jim’s notable engagements handled prior to joining Brown Rudnick include:
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