Civil and Criminal Trials and Appeals,
International Criminal Cases and Security Clearance Hearings
Nancy Hollander ( )
Ms. Hollander has been a member of the firm since 1980 and a partner since 1983. Her practice is largely devoted to criminal cases, including those involving national security issues. She has also been counsel in numerous civil cases, forfeitures and administrative hearings, and has argued and won a case involving religious freedom in the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Hollander also served as a consultant to the defense in a high profile terrorism case in Ireland, has assisted counsel in other international cases and represents two prisoners at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.
Ms. Hollander has taught in numerous trial practice programs, including the National Criminal Defense College and Gerry Spence's Trial College and at national and international seminars on various subjects including the securing of evidence in international cases, forfeiture, illegal search and seizure, expert witnesses, defense of child abuse cases, ethics, evidence, and trial practice. She has written extensively on these and other criminal law topics. She has coordinated and taught training courses for criminal defense lawyers wishing to appear before the ICC and the ICTY, was the coordinator of a jury trial training project in Russia and has served as a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam.
In 2001, Ms. Hollander was named as one of America’s top fifty women litigators by the National Law Journal. She has received the highest Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, the National Directory of Criminal Lawyers, and the International Who’s Who of Business Crime Lawyers. She was chosen as Best Lawyers’ 2010 Albuquerque Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar Lawyer of the Year and 2011 White-Collar Lawyer of the Year.
In 2007, she was highlighted in Superlawyers, top twenty-five New Mexico lawyers. She also received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Foundation in 2006.
Ms. Hollander is an Associate Tenant with Doughty Street Chambers, London.
She is co-author of WestGroup's Everytrial Criminal Defense Resource Book, Wharton’s Criminal Evidence, 15th Edition, and Wharton’s Criminal Procedure, 14th Edition. She has appeared on such national television programs as PBS Now, Burden of Proof, the Today Show, Oprah Winfrey, CourtTV, and the MacNeill/Lehrer News Hour.
University of Michigan, B.A. 1965 (Cum Laude)
University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D. 1978 (Magna Cum Laude)
- Past-President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1992-93
- Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2004-present
- Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 1994-present
- Founding Member, Council, International Criminal Bar, 2003-2005
Member, Board of Directors, International Criminal Defence Attorneys, 2003-2007
- Member, European Criminal Bar Association, 2003-present