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Phone: (303) 295-8085

555 17th Street Ste. 3200

Denver, CO 80202-3979

Holly Stein Sollod


Partner, Arbitrator, Mediator

Current Employer:

Holland & Hart LLP

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Appellate ✔ Banking & finance
✔ Biotech ✔ Class Actions
✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Condominiums
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Copyrights
✔ Debt/Foreclosure ✔ Defamation (Libel & Slander)
✔ EEOC ✔ Employment
✔ Energy including oil and gas ✔ Environmental
✔ Executive Compensation ✔ Family Businesses
✔ Franchise ✔ Health Care
✔ Industrial ✔ Insurance
✔ Intellectual Property ✔ International
✔ Internet ✔ Joint Ventures
✔ Legal Malpractice ✔ Licensing
✔ Media & Communications ✔ Mergers & Acquisitions
✔ Mining ✔ Non-profit Organizations
✔ Partnerships ✔ Personal Injury
✔ Pharmaceuticals ✔ Professional Fees
✔ Professional Liability ✔ Professional Malpractice
✔ Professional Negligence ✔ Real Estate
✔ Securities ✔ Shareholder Disputes
✔ Software ✔ Sports
✔ Technology ✔ Telecommunications
✔ Torts ✔ Trademarks
✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes ✔ Trusts/Estates


More than 30 years as an arbitrator and advocate in complex commercial and corporate/securities related arbitrations; Chairperson qualified; Arbitrator for the AAA, FINRA, and NYSE since 1986; Instructor in arbitration advocacy; Extensive experience in breach of contract, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, breach of fiduciary duty, insurance coverage, consumer fraud, negligence, and business divorces; Significant knowledge of consumer protection statutes, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Truth in Lending Act, RICO, COCCA, and other statutory claims; Extensive knowledge of all areas of securities law and capital markets; Frequently asked to act as Counsel to Special Litigation Committees in shareholder derivative actions; Extensive experience in litigation involving earn-out agreements, M&A agreements, corporate governance and business divorce.

Work History:

Partner, Holland & Hart LLP (1986- present) in Commercial Litigation; Director of Arbitration and Senior Attorney, The American Stock Exchange, Inc. (1983-1986); Litigation Associate, Townley & Updike, New York, New York (1981-1983).


Mediator Training- CDR Associates, 40 hour course. AAA Training: Addressing Emergency Relief, Subpoenas and Sanctions in Arbitrations, 2018; Dealing with Difficult Attorneys in Arbitration (ACE13), 2016; AAA Arbitration Awards - Safeguarding, Deciding and Writing Awards (ACE001), 2015; AAA Principled Deliberations, 2014; AAA Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency & Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing, 2012; College of Commercial Arbitrators Annual Meeting, 2017, 2011, 2010, 2008; FINRA, Revised Code of Arbitration, 2007; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2006, 2005; AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2004; AAA Arbitrator Update 2003


Admitted to the Bar: New York, 1982; Colorado, 1986


Selected for The Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Litigation and Securities/Capital Markets, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; Colorado Super Lawyers, Securities Litigation 2010-2019; Selected for inclusion in "Top 50 Women Lawyers" by Colorado Super Lawyers (2013, 2014); Inducted into National Association of Distinguished Neutrals ;


American Arbitration Association Arbitrator, Complex Commercial Panel since 1986; Financial Industry Regulatory Association (FINRA), formerly known as NASD. American Stock Exchange, Inc. and New York Stock Exchange arbitrator since 1986, Industry Panel; National Board of Arbitrators/Mediators, National Research Exchange, Inc., Rapid ADR.


Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators, Fellow; Colorado Bar Association, Securities Litigation Subcommittee, Founder and Chair; Board of Arbitrators, FINRA, and the American Arbitration Association Member since 1986; American Bar Association, Member, Securities Litigation Committee; Securities Arbitration Subcommittee; White Collar Crime Committee; Class Action and Derivative Subcommittee; Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Compliance and Legal Division Member; American Bar Association Foundation. ;


Cornell University, BA 1978; New York University School of Law, 1981


Martindale-Hubbell rating: AV Preeminent Rating

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