Former federal prosecutor John Brownlee has been named co-chair of Holland & Knight LLP’s white collar defense team, according to a news release. Brownlee currently is a partner based in the firm’s McLean, Va. and Washington, D.C., offices.
From 1997 to 2001, Brownlee was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia. Brownlee was named the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia in 2001, a position he served in for nearly seven years. After leaving the U.S. Attorney’s office he joined Holland & Knight LLP, where his practice has focused on enforcement defense matters. In addition, Brownlee is heavily involved in the firm’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and False Claims Act practices.
Holland & Knight LLP’s Managing Partner Steven Sonberg said, “I am pleased that John has accepted my request to co-chair our national White Collar Defense Team,” adding, “John’s broad legal experience and distinguished record as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for District of Columbia will be tremendous assets as John takes on this new leadership role.”