Brown Rudnick LLP Welcomes James Holohan, Managing Principal of Affiliate Firm, BR Investigations LLC
PUBLISHED ON: 11/24/2020
NEW YORK, November 24, 2020 – Brown Rudnick LLP today announced the addition of James (Jim) Holohan, Managing Principal of BR Investigations LLC, a private investigations and corporate due diligence firm providing Brown Rudnick’s clients with a built-in, trusted, investigative partner operating at the high standards set by the law firm.
Jim joins from PureStar, a multi-national service provider to the hospitality industry, having served 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, as well as environmental, social, and governance (ESG) oversight.
“I am excited to join Brown Rudnick and take the next step in my journey working within the multi-faceted legal industry,” said Holohan. “Brown Rudnick’s position as an elite go-to firm for complex litigation and business transactions allows me to further expand my investigative practice and to continue to grow and innovate.”
Before joining PureStar, Jim was a 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.
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.
“Jim’s impressive background, accomplishments, and skill set will be an incredible asset to our Firm and clients,” said Bill Baldiga, CEO and Chairman of the Firm’s Management Committee and a partner in the Firm’s Dispute Resolution & Restructuring Department. "We are very happy to have Jim on board and further expand the capabilities and services we can provide to our clients.”
“Where consequences for a client are potentially existential, a highly experienced, internal investigative capacity is a force multiplier,” stated Michael Bowe, Litigation & Arbitration partner and former colleague of Jim’s for over 15 years, "Jim and his team were integral to my most difficult and high-stakes cases, and I am thrilled to be teaming-up again. Selecting the right investigator is like picking the right lawyer, it’s important and it matters, and Jim is among the best.”
Jim is a graduate of St. John’s University, a member on the Board of Governor’s of the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York and Co-Chair of their Mechanics Institute. Jim is a Managing Principal of BR Investigations LLC, a New York State duly licensed private investigator.
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