The Antitrust community and Antitrust Section suffered a devastating loss this weekend. Our beloved colleague and friend, Hollis L. Salzman, passed away on October 3. Hollis lost her husband about a year ago, and leaves behind two children, a son, Finn, who's in college, and a daughter, Willa, who's in high school.
Hollis played a vital role in the Antitrust Section, dedicating countless hours to various leadership roles while extolling the value of the Section to other plaintiff lawyers and encouraging them to get involved. She was a huge proponent of young lawyers, women lawyers, and mentorship and actively participated in and contributed to the Section's women, outreach, and mentoring programs and activities. Hollis has been a member of the Antitrust Section for many years, becoming actively involved starting in 2011, where she served as a member of the Global Private Litigation Committee (fka the Civil Redress Task Force), and remained a driving force in that committee serving as Vice Chair from 2013-2016 and Co-chair from 2016-2019. Hollis was appointed Co-chair of the Competition/Consumer Protection Policy and North American Comments Task Force for 2019-2020; and had just begun serving a three-year Council term in August 2020. In addition to the ABA Section, she had many notable professional affiliations.
We have received many comments and condolences from colleagues and friends regarding Hollis and would like to encourage others to share their thoughts and memories which we will compile into a booklet that will be shared with Hollis' children and family.
Additionally, we have received numerous suggestions and ideas on ways we can preserve Hollis's memory, acknowledge her contributions to the antitrust bar and Section, and offer support for her children. We will be exploring and discussing these possibilities and will circle back soon with more information.