Nancy is a practising US defence lawyer. Her practice includes defence in complex multi-jurisdiction cases, including representation of two prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and as lead counsel for Chelsea Manning in her appeal and clemency. Nancy has served as President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Nancy helped secure the release of Mohamedou Ould Salahi, who was imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for 14 years without charge. This was fictionalised in the award-winning film, The Mauritanian. In this interview for Fair Trials, Nancy and Mohamedou talk about the film and their friendship.