Ms. Hollander has been a member of the firm since 1980 and a partner since 1983. Her practice is largely devoted to representing individuals and organizations accused of crimes, 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 and has assisted counsel in other international cases. She currently represents two prisoners at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and is lead appellate counsel for Chelsea Manning in the military appellate courts.
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. (See recent article, “Obtaining Evidence in the United States for Use by the Defense in a Foreign Criminal Proceeding”). 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’ Albuquerque Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar Lawyer of the Year in 2010, White-Collar Lawyer of the Year in 2011 and General Practice Lawyer of the Year in 2016.
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.
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.
Ms. Hollander is also an Associate Tenant with Doughty Street Chambers, London. Doughty Street Chambers has an international practice including criminal law, international law and human rights.
University of Michigan, B.A. 1965 (Cum Laude)
University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D. 1978 (Magna Cum Laude)
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
With Nancy, the investigations have to be absolutely meticulous. The biggest challenge - and pleasure - in working with Nancy is her absolute attention to details and her expectations. There's no room for error, no slacking off. She expects you to turn over every rock, every time. - Peso Chavez
CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND APPEALS:
STATE, FEDERAL AND MILITARY
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW
SECURITY CLEARANCE HEARINGS
CRIMINAL AND CIVIL FORFEITURES
CIVIL RIGHTS LAW