Tim Holahan is a counsel in the firm’s Employment practice. He focuses on serving the firm’s technology, life sciences, private equity and venture capital clients, both as a counselor and a litigator.

Mr. Holahan supports the firm’s transactional practice by advising on employment-related aspects of mergers and acquisitions. This includes analyzing the impact of employment considerations on deal strategy and structure; drafting and negotiating relevant deal document provisions; and drafting and negotiating executive employment agreements, noncompetition agreements, separation agreements and other critical employment-related documents.

Mr. Holahan also advises and advocates for clients in employment litigation in federal and state courts and administrative hearings, with a particular focus on restrictive covenant litigation and wage and hour litigation.





Mr. Holahan counsels clients on a variety of employment matters, including noncompetition agreements and other restrictive covenants, worker classification, employee terminations, internal investigations, Affordable Care Act compliance, reductions in force, discrimination and anti-retaliation laws, leave laws, executive compensation and crafting effective workplace policies. Mr. Holahan works with publicly traded clients, small businesses and startup companies, particularly in the areas of life sciences, technology, private equity and venture capital.

  • Great Hill Partners in its acquisition of a controlling equity stake in Clearwave Parent, Inc. at an enterprise value of $300 million
Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Holahan was an associate in the Boston office of Hinckley Allen.

Mr. Holahan has presented on a number of employment-related topics. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association.


While attending law school, he was an Articles Editor for the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review. He also was a member of the winning team in the Boston College 2007 Moot Court Competition, in which he was recognized as a Top 10 Oralist and for a Top 10 Brief.

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J.D., 2008
Boston College Law School
B.A., 2003
College of the Holy Cross
(summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)





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