Press Release
April 1, 2024

Holland & Knight Strengthens Litigation Practice with Addition of John Grugan in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (April 1, 2024) – Holland & Knight has added veteran litigator John Grugan as a partner in Philadelphia. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, he was a partner at Ballard Spahr.

Mr. Grugan represents clients in government investigations and complex litigation brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and state attorneys general.

"John brings more than 20 years of experience counseling C-suite executives and company boards on internal investigations and dealings with the SEC and CFPB, as well as other state and federal regulatory agencies," said Christopher G. Kelly, leader of Holland & Knight's Litigation Section. "He is widely esteemed for his business acumen and ability to inspire client confidence, and will be a strong advocate for our clients, both public and private. We are thrilled to welcome him to the firm."

Mr. Grugan has substantial experience working with boards of directors, audit committees and corporate management to direct corporate internal investigations. His experience includes numerous engagements in which he handled corporate investigations and related negotiations with the government, after which the government declined to prosecute or pursue litigation.

Mr. Grugan is active with several civic and nonprofit organizations, including St. Joseph's Preparatory School, for which he is the chair-elect of the board of trustees, and Good360, one of the nation's largest nonprofits, the board of which Mr. Grugan also chairs.

"Holland & Knight's strategic growth and extensive geographic footprint attracted me to the firm," said Mr. Grugan. "I am thrilled to join this dynamic, collaborative team and to leverage the firm's resources to better serve my clients."

Mr. Grugan received a J.D. degree, cum laude, from Temple University, Beasley School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Temple Law Review. He also received a B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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