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Holly M. Logan

Holly is a member of the firm’s litigation division.  She represents clients in a wide variety of white collar criminal prosecutions and internal investigations, as well as civil and regulatory government proceedings.  She has defended individuals, companies, and boards of directors in governmental investigations and at trial.  Holly also handles a broad array of business litigation. 


Criminal Practice

Holly has extensive experience representing clients, including targets and subjects, in all phases of government investigations and at trial.  Holly has represented numerous clients in federal grand jury investigations in Iowa and throughout the United States.  She has succeeded a number of times in avoiding criminal charges when her clients were targets or subjects of law enforcement.  She has argued appeals before the Iowa Supreme Court and Iowa Court of Appeals and briefed several appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. A sampling of cases Holly has handled is available here.


Holly has successfully tried a number of high-profile criminal cases and “bet-the-company” civil cases over the years.  Most recently, she successfully defended a pharmacist accused of health care fraud by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa.  The jury acquitted her client on all 15 counts of health care fraud in a multimillion dollar case involving medication for hemophiliacs.  Holly also successfully defended at trial Postville meatpacking plant executive Sholom Rubashkin against 83 counts of child labor violations. 


Holly handles a variety of criminal cases including, but not limited to:

  • health care fraud
  • bribery
  • tax evasion
  • environmental crime
  • insider trading & other securities violations
  • bank fraud
  • embezzlement
  • arms export violations
  • mail & wire fraud
  • false statements to the government
  • identity theft
  • money laundering
  • food safety violations
  • labor law violations
  • agricultural lending & insurance
  • campaign finance
  • immigration fraud
  • federal program fraud
  • public corruption
  • international trade secret theft


In addition, she has handled investigations conducted by governmental agencies as diverse as:

  • Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Secret Service
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • U.S. Customs Service
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Seucrity
  • Food and Drug Administration


Holly has also handled investigations conducted under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”).


Holly has also conducted numerous internal investigations for business, nonprofit, or governmental entities that suspected wrongdoing within their organizations, often working in collaboration with law enforcement authorities.  For example, Holly worked with the special counsel to the Iowa Senate Ethics Committee to investigate Senator Kent Sorenson regarding allegations of wrongdoing in connection with Iowa’s Presidential caucuses.  She worked extensively on the investigation and report to the Senate Ethics Committee.


Civil Practice

In the area of civil litigation, Holly has represented companies, their owners, and their officers and directors in lawsuits involving complex contract disputes, corporate control and governance (e.g., suits between minority and majority shareholders), various business torts, and allegations of breach of fiduciary duty.  She has also litigated cases involving gaming regulations, patent infringement, trade secrets, false advertising, consumer fraud, and securities fraud.  


Holly has litigated health insurance issues and media issues including defamation cases and open records disputes.  She has litigated health care cases involving the False Claims Act, the Stark Law, and the Anti-Kickback statute.  She has also litigated employment law issues of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements and claims of discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination.  


Earlier in her career, when she devoted more of her time to the practice of employment law, Holly was recognized by Chambers and Partners USA for blending her “detailed, go-getting approach” with her “calm and collected manner.”