Keri Holleb Hotaling is a litigator with significant civil trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts. Businesses and organizations seek her counsel on high-stakes, complex commercial disputes and environmental matters. Ms. Holleb Hotaling also has extensive experience conducting sensitive internal corporate investigations and handling government enforcement actions.
Recognized for excellence in legal practice by organizations such as Law360 and Illinois Super Lawyers, Ms. Holleb Hotaling has been involved in a number of high-profile matters including leading an investigatory team for the Monitor of Credit Suisse AG, serving as team leader in the General Motors ignition switch internal investigation, representing General Dynamics Corporation in a multi-plaintiff personal injury toxic tort matter; and obtaining important victories for clients such as the City of Chicago and a Chapter 7 trustee.
A dedicated advocate, Ms. Holleb Hotaling has an active pro bono practice, regularly representing prisoners in federal civil rights and class-action matters. Ms. Holleb Hotaling currently serves as outside pro bono counsel to the YWCA Evanston/North Shore. Previously, she chaired and remains active in the firm’s Domestic Violence Pro Bono Program. Through the program, volunteer Jenner & Block lawyers help clients in obtaining both emergency and plenary orders of protection in the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Domestic Violence Division. Active in the community, she serves on several non¬profit boards and committees and also served as a Fellow in the Leadership Greater Chicago program.
In addition to other involvements at the firm, she serves on its Pro Bono, and Diversity and Inclusion committees.
Ms. Holleb Hotaling began her legal career as an associate at Jenner & Block after law school. She left the firm in 2003 to serve as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Phillip P. Simon of the US District Court, Northern District of Indiana, returning in 2005.