Jim Greenlee, former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, has joined the Holcomb Dunbar law firm in Oxford. Greenlee will concentrate on aiding businesses and not-for-profits in risk avoidance and compliance matters. He will also focus on assisting businesses in the prevention and mitigation of regulatory or criminal exposure, healthcare fraud, grant fraud and assisting businesses and non-profit organizations in the investigation and assessment of regulatory and statutory compliance.
Greenlee served the in U.S Attorney’s Office in Oxford for 22 years. After serving as an assistant U.S. attorney, Greenlee was appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, being sworn in as U.S. attorney in 2001. While serving as U.S. attorney, Greenlee’s office prosecuted white-collar crimes, public corruption, drug and gun trafficking and identity theft cases while also representing the United States in civil cases.
Greenlee received his bachelor of engineering from the University of Mississippi in 1974. Afterwards, Greenlee served active duty in the U.S. Navy until 1978 and in the U.S. Navy Reserve until 1997, retiring as a captain. During his Reserve service, he served as commanding officer of a Reserve Naval Criminal Investigative Service Unit.
In 1981 Greenlee graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law and entered private practice in North Mississippi. Greenlee joined the Northern District of Mississippi as an assistant U.S. attorney in 1987 working in the Civil Division.
Greenlee and his wife, Ann, have two daughters and one grandchild.