Northwestern University School of Law,
J.D., cum laude, 2015
University of California, Berkeley,
B.A., Distinction in General Scholarship
Dean's List, 2008-2011
Illinois USDC, Northern District
Indiana USDC, Northern District
Indiana USDC, Southern District
Listed in "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" for Commercial Litigation, 2022 (by BL Rankings)
Thompson Coburn LLP
Summer Associate, 2014
U.S. Federal District Court of the Northern District of Illinois
Chambers of Hon. Andrea Wood, Judicial Extern, Fall 2014
Northwestern University Bluhm Legal Clinic, 2013-2014
Holly is an experienced litigator who has represented clients in a variety of high-stakes litigation and enforcement matters.
She has played a key role in multiple trial teams. Most recently, Holly was part of the trial team in United States v. Jitesh Thakkar, the first-ever criminal case charging a non-trader with a form of market manipulation. Holly and the team secured a judgment of acquittal on a conspiracy count in the case, and 10 out of 12 jurors voted for acquittal on the remaining counts. The Justice Department dismissed the remaining counts shortly thereafter.
Holly has participated in many internal investigations and defended clients who are subjects of DOJ, SEC, CFTC and other regulatory enforcement actions. She helps firms develop and establish internal compliance programs.
Holly also handles a variety of litigation matters including cybersecurity litigation, class actions, business disputes and financial services litigation.
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