Morgan R. Pankow is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Tysons office. Mr. Pankow primarily focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes.

Mr. Pankow has experience representing a broad spectrum of industries and has served as counsel to large, international companies, as well as small, local businesses and individual clients. He has also worked on several white collar defense matters and multiple internal investigations.

Additionally, Mr. Pankow maintains an active pro bono practice. One recent, successful pro bono litigation involved a lawsuit brought on constitutional grounds that triggered a state attorney general's office to amend problematic regulatory language that conflicted with a state statute.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Pankow worked in the complex commercial litigation group of an AmLaw 100 firm based in Washington, D.C.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Pankow clerked for the Honorable Rossie D. Alston Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, as well as the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Mr. Pankow also clerked for the Honorable William T. Newman Jr. of the Arlington County Circuit Court in Virginia.

While attending law school as a night student, Mr. Pankow worked as a deputy clerk at the Arlington County Circuit Court. He also was a member of the Supreme Court Clinic, working directly under now-Judge Michael H. Park of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and served as a research editor on the George Mason Law Review.


  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D.
  • Syracuse University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Virginia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of International Trade