Dolly K. Hansen is an experienced attorney whose practice includes both complex large-scale civil litigation and a wide range of criminal defense matters. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Hansen was an associate in the Los Angeles office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, where her practice included the representation of large institutions and prominent individuals in both high-profile and discreet matters. As part of her practice, Ms. Hansen represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual pro bono clients.
Ms. Hansen earned her law degree from Rutgers School of Law, Newark, where she was Magna Cum Laude and Order of the Coif. Upon graduation, Ms. Hansen was awarded the Alumni Prize for Greatest Promise as a Member of the Legal Profession. While in law school, Ms. Hansen was a Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Review, and a judicial extern to the Honorable Justice James R. Zazzali of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Upon graduation, Ms. Hansen became a law clerk to Justice Zazzali. During law school, Ms. Hansen also worked as a summer associate in the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP.
Litigated a national issue of first impression involving the scope of the FBI’s ability to conduct a border search through the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. After multiple rounds of briefing and several evidentiary hearings, the firm obtained a ruling suppressing
Obtained dismissal of all claims by former girlfriend of prominent media mogul against household staff members, seeking $70 million in damages.
Secured a substantial settlement against an on-demand house cleaning service company in a case in which the company initially denied any responsibility, arguing that the injury to our client was inflicted by an independent contractor.