Nexsen Pruet Welcomes Craig Holderman As New Chief Operating Officer


Holderman’s extensive experience will help guide the Firm in reaching strategic goals

Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that Craig Holderman has joined the Firm as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Mr. Holderman will work closely with Nexsen Pruet’s Board of Directors and leadership to guide operations, strategic planning, and execution.

Mr. Holderman brings over 30 years of experience in legal business administration to this new role. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC based in Greenville, S.C. Prior to joining Ogletree in 2013, Mr. Holderman spent 23 years at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP in New York. His tenure there culminated as the Firm’s Director of Financial Operations.

“We are thrilled to welcome Craig to this leadership role with Nexsen Pruet,” said Leighton Lord, Board Chair, Nexsen Pruet. “His extensive experience will be invaluable to the Firm, and I have no doubt he will be instrumental in leading Nexsen Pruet to further success.”

“I am honored and excited to join Nexsen Pruet as Chief Operating Officer,” said Craig Holderman. “With world-class attorneys and a collaborative culture, Nexsen Pruet has built a strong foundation from which to grow in the years to come. I look forward to working with the team to accelerate our strategic goals and vision so we can continue to provide exceptional results for our clients.”

Mr. Holderman grew up in Ohio and graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1985. In 1996, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Pace University in New York. He and his wife, Kate, reside in the Upstate of South Carolina.

About Maynard Nexsen

Maynard Nexsen is a full-service law firm with more than 550 attorneys in 24 offices from coast to coast across the United States. Maynard Nexsen formed in 2023 when two successful, client-centered firms combined to form a powerful national team. Maynard Nexsen’s list of clients spans a wide range of industry sectors and includes both public and private companies. 

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