John L. Brownlee

Director, Atlantic Legal Foundation

Phone: 202.828.1854
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John L. Brownlee is a litigation attorney who is the Chair of Holland & Knight’s National White Collar Defense and Investigations Team, and a member of the firm’s Directors Committee. Mr. Brownlee has extensive experience in white collar defense, securities enforcement and internal and Congressional investigations, having represented many companies and individuals in criminal and civil litigation, as well as in administrative matters before various federal and state agencies. He has litigated numerous cases to verdict.

Mr. Brownlee served more than 10 years at the U.S. Department of Justice – both as the United States attorney for the Western District of Virginia and as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. Prior to joining the Justice Department, he served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Sam Wilson. In addition, Mr. Brownlee served on active duty in the U.S. Army in the infantry and in the Judge Advocate General Corps (U.S. Army Reserves), and is a graduate of the Army’s Airborne and Ranger programs. He holds a Top Secret/SCI level security clearance

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