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Former U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson Rejoins Holland & Hart

SANTA FE, N.M. (Jan. 22, 2021)—Holland & Hart LLP announced John C. Anderson has returned to the firm’s Santa Fe office as a litigation partner in the Government Investigations and White Collar Defense practice. Anderson served for the past three years as the United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico. He brings substantial experience defending clients in complex civil litigation and investigations conducted by federal and state government agencies.

As United States Attorney, Anderson oversaw all federal prosecutions in the district and was responsible for defending the United States’ interests in civil cases. He worked closely with U.S. Attorneys and other Justice Department officials nationwide and served as a member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, White Collar Subcommittee. Anderson draws on his experience as a senior official in the Department of Justice to counsel companies and individuals facing government investigations that can profoundly impact a client’s financial health and professional reputation.

"We are delighted to welcome John back to our government investigations team that includes numerous former federal and state prosecutors and enforcement attorneys throughout the country," said Greg Goldberg, leader of the firm’s Government Investigations practice group. "John’s leadership role in the Department of Justice and his extensive federal prosecution experience, both as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and the U.S. Attorney, will be highly valuable to our individual and corporate clients involved in any facet of a government investigation."

John also works with clients at all stages of complex civil litigation, including discovery, dispositive motions, trial, and appeal on disputes involving natural resources, antitrust, tort and contract liability, and federal securities issues. He is admitted to practice in New Mexico, New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

“I am honored to return to Holland & Hart’s talented government investigations team and the Santa Fe office,” said Anderson. “The team’s deep bench of expertise and shared experience of how government agencies approach enforcement and investigations will be beneficial for my clients in New Mexico and across the country.”

Holland & Hart’s Government Investigations and White Collar Defense practice has represented companies and their officers and directors in all aspects of government investigations and white collar defense. Whether managing internal or government investigations, responding to a catastrophic event, establishing regulatory compliance programs, or defending parallel civil and criminal proceedings or appeals, the team approaches each matter with the overarching goal to protect a client’s reputation and safeguard its future.

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Introducing John C. Anderson, Government Investigations Partner


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