(MANSFIELD, MA) – John H. “Jack” Nichols has recently re-joined Creative Services, Inc. (CSI) as Director and General Counsel. In his new position, Nichols will provide legal guidance to CSI on federal and state laws and regulations, assist with client education and training, and participate in the expansion of the company’s business in background screening, security consulting and government service.
A Northeastern University Law School graduate and former Special Assistant United States Attorney in Maine, Nichols previously served CSI clients on issues ranging from privacy rights within the workplace to liability coverage for wrongful acts by employees.
A Skilled Professional
During a career that spans more than 20 years, Nichols has had extensive experience in litigation, investigation and international business development. Starting out as a New York City police officer and later, as an award-winning detective in Cape Elizabeth, ME, he quickly built strong credentials in the law enforcement community. His investigative skills expanded as a detective with the office of the Maine Attorney General, where he investigated sophisticated white-collar crimes and violations of state and federal anti-trust laws. A recognized authority on interview and interrogation techniques, Nichols served as an instructor at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy for eight years.
In 2002, Nichols left the law enforcement profession to pursue his undergraduate degree and work in the private sector. As program manager for Lee International Business Development, LLC, he grew proficient in regulatory oversight and international business development by helping clients identify new markets and formulate expansion strategies on three continents. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern Maine, he enrolled in the Northeastern University School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 2006.
As an Assistant Attorney General in the U.S Virgin Islands, Nichols prosecuted allegations of public corruption and homicides and conducted civil litigation on behalf of the Territory. Upon returning to New England in 2008, he received a two-year appointment as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) in the District of Maine where he oversaw federal agents in the investigation and prosecution of various firearms and narcotics violations.
CSI founder and President Alan T. Sklar calls Nichols a “tremendous asset to the organization,” and says his “keen understanding of federal and state laws and regulations will enable CSI and its clients to stay current with today’s fast-changing legal and regulatory requirements.”
“Jack’s first-hand knowledge of the government sector, combined with his extensive experience in law enforcement, will be crucial to the expansion of our business in security consulting and government service,” observes Sklar. “Having an executive of his caliber on our team attests to the quality of our organization and the excellence of our services. We are delighted to welcome him back to CSI.”