Nancy Hollander

Of Counsel to the firm, is an internationally recognised criminal defence lawyer. Nancy Hollander won Ms. Chelsea Manning’s release in 2017 when President Barack Obama commuted her sentence from thirtyfive years in prison to seven years.

She also represented two prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay Base. In 2016 she won the release of one of them, Mr. Mohamedou Ould Slahi. His story is chronicled in his book Guantanamo Diary and the feature film titled The Mauritanian, with Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster who stars as Nancy Hollander.

For her other client at Guantanamo, Mr. Abd Rahim Al- Nashiri, who is facing the death penalty, Nancy Hollander worked with the Open Society Justice Initiative to win two cases in the European Court of Human Rights.

Nancy Hollander currently represents Mr. Al- Nashiri as a victim before the International Criminal Court for the alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Afghanistan, in particular in the CIA «black sites».

In addition to her criminal defence practice, Nancy Hollander has been counsel in numerous civil cases, including financial forfeitures, and administrative hearings.

She has lectured on numerous subjects and taught trial advocacy to lawyers in several countries. In 2006, she won a historic case involving religious freedom in the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to numerous awards, in 2001, she was named as one of United States best 50 women litigators by the National Law Journal.

While Nancy Hollander is no longer taking new cases, she remains available to consult on significant matters of interest.