MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (November 27, 2017) - Litigation boutique firm Greene Espel PLLP is pleased to welcome attorneys Holley Horrell and Virginia (Ginny) McCalmont to its team of litigators, counselors, and investigators.
Prior to joining Greene Espel, Holley clerked for Judge Joan N. Ericksen of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. And before clerking she spent three years at Irell & Manella’s Los Angeles office where she specialized in securities and intellectual-property litigation as well as white collar criminal defense in both state and federal courts. During that time, she successfully opposed a motion to compel arbitration of claims filed in federal court, assisted a winning ITC trial team in a case involving a well-known shoe brand’s alleged trade dress, and successfully petitioned the Army to upgrade a pro bono client’s discharge status in light of the client’s PTSD.
Holley received her law degree from Stanford University where she served as Editor-in-Chief and Symposium Chair for the Stanford Technology Law Review. She also served as a Legal Research Assistant for Ian Ballon, Executive Director of the Stanford Law School Center for E-Commerce. As a student attorney with the Environmental Law Clinic, she argued a motion before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Holley received her undergraduate degree from Duke University (summa cum laude) in English with minors in Art History and Mandarin. At Duke, Holley wrote and edited The Chronicle and studied abroad in Beijing and Paris. Holley is fluent in French.
Ginny joins the firm after serving as a law clerk to Judge Diana Murphy of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Janet Hall of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Before clerking, Ginny worked in several legal-services roles including as an AmeriCorps member for Iowa Legal Aid where she represented clients in administrative hearings and appeals, established and ran a monthly pro se divorce clinic, and drafted a study of the economic benefits for Iowa Legal Aid’s services.
Ginny is a 2015 graduate of Yale Law School where she was honored with the Stephen J. Massey Prize for clinical work. During law school, she served as a teaching assistant for two professors, project editor of The Yale Law Journal, and articles and submissions editor for The Yale Journal of Law & Feminism. Ginny earned her undergraduate degree with highest distinction and honors from the University of Iowa in Political Science and German.
About Greene Espel PLLP: Greene Espel is recognized by clients and legal industry insiders as one of the leading boutique law firms in the country. Legal services include trials and appeals, investigations and compliance, and dispute resolution and risk management. Clients include Fortune 50 corporations to innovative startups as well as public sector organizations. To provide clients with the best possible service, the firm threw out the traditional law-firm management model. Every client is a firm client. Every member attorney has an equal vote with respect to firm decisions. The firm’s unique approach attracts and retains top-notch talent who are personally invested in each client’s success.
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