Holly A. Harrison

HOLLY A. HARRISON joined the firm in 1985 and was admitted to partnership in 1992. Holly is the head of the Litigation group in Chicago and a global coordinator of the Complex Commercial Litigation team.

Holly practices in complex commercial litigation, and has an active trial and appellate practice in a variety of substantive areas, including civil RICO, trade secret and unfair competition, insurance, business tort, and business contract litigation. Over the last several years, Holly has successfully tried a number of cases in state and federal courts, acting as first-chair at trial with respect to each of these cases. Some of her most recent trials include a two-month business tort and RICO jury trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on behalf of a large international banking and investment company in which the client received a $30 million judgment; a case before a federal court in Madison, Wisconsin with respect to an earn-out provision in a stock purchase agreement that resulted in a $15 million judgment in our client’s favor; and a business fraud dispute for control of a United States subsidiary of an international manufacturing company, resulting in a directed verdict in favor of the firm’s client.

Holly's current representations include several Fortune 500 companies in the insurance brokerage, health care and financial institutions industries, as well as foreign telecommunications companies. She also actively participates in pro bono matters.

Holly has assumed leadership roles in a number of the firm’s administrative committees, formerly serving as Chicago and international chairs of the Summer Program Committee. Holly also previously served as co-chair of the Chicago Legal Recruiting Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Holly was law clerk to the Honorable Raymond J. Pettine, United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island.

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Areas of Practice 1) Complex Commercial Litigation, 2) Alternative Dispute Resolution, 3) Antitrust and Unfair Competition, 4) Business Torts, 5) Commercial Litigation Appeals, 6) Consumer and Other Financial Services Litigation and Enforcement and 7) Contract Litigation
Law School Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1984
Education University of Denver, B.A., 1981
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm Sidley Austin LLP
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