Barry Pollack

Adjunct-JD, Academic Affairs at Georgetown University - Law Center

Barry Pollack

Barry Pollack

Adjunct-JD, Academic Affairs at Georgetown University - Law Center

Biography

Barry Pollack is Chair of the firm's White Collar & Internal Investigations Practice. Mr. Pollack represents individuals and corporations in criminal investigations and trials, and in other government enforcement matters such as Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proceedings. Mr. Pollack also conducts corporate investigations. As a former certified public accountant (CPA), a substantial focus of his practice is the litigation of complex financial matters. Mr. Pollack's clients have included Fortune 500 corporations and their senior executives and high-ranking government officials, including members of Congress.

Mr. Pollack has extensive jury trial experience and is best known for his skills in the courtroom. Chambers USA describes Mr. Pollack as a "thorough and deep-thinking lawyer" who "lives, breathes and sleeps trials, and has such a natural way in front of juries." The 2015 edition of Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence lists Mr. Pollack as a premier lawyer, noting that he is described as "incredibly gifted." Mr. Pollack obtained acquittals on all counts on behalf of a former executive of Enron Corporation in a federal criminal case, following a month long jury trial. Mr. Pollack’s client was one of only two Enron executives to be acquitted by a jury.

Mr. Pollack also represented Martin Tankleff, whose double murder conviction was reversed and all charges against him dismissed. In a lengthy hearing, Mr. Pollack led a team of pro bono counsel that presented evidence that Mr. Tankleff was innocent of the crimes for which he spent 17 years in prison. The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project honored Mr. Pollack with its "Defender of Innocence Award" and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers honored Mr. Pollack with its "Gideon Champion of Justice Award" for his successful representation of Mr. Tankleff. Mr. Pollack represented Mr. Tankleff in a civil suit in which Tankleff received $3.4 million in compensation for his wrongful conviction. Mr. Pollack also led a pro bono defense team on behalf of Fernando Bermudez, who had been serving a 23-years-to-life prison sentence for murder. After 11 previous unsuccessful attempts, Mr. Bermudez, with Mr. Pollack serving as his lead counsel, challenged his conviction. After an evidentiary hearing, the judge ruled that Mr. Bermudez was innocent, reversed his conviction, and dismissed the indictment.

In addition, Mr. Pollack is an accomplished appellate advocate. He recently won a complete reversal from a federal court of appeals for a client who had been convicted at trial of conspiracy and embezzlement from an insurance company in an alleged scheme to enrich a United States Congressman.

Mr. Pollack is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellowship in the College is extended only by invitation, after careful investigation, to experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality. Membership is limited to no more than one percent of the lawyers in each state.

Mr. Pollack's criminal practice has included the representation of individuals in grand jury proceedings, trials, sentencings, appeals, post-conviction proceedings, pardon petitions, and independent counsel and congressional investigations. These matters have involved allegations of fraudulent conduct, false statements, or other wrongdoing related to accounting, securities, antitrust violations, government contracting, public corruption, real estate, banking and mortgage lending, health care, manufacturing, and the environment.

With respect to civil matters, Mr. Pollack has litigated False Claims Act (FCA) cases in government contracting and health care. He has also litigated cases involving the First Amendment, civil RICO, employment discrimination, breach of fiduciary duty, professional negligence, civil fraud, complex contract disputes, and suspension and debarment proceedings.

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President-Elect at National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Member (Attorney) at Miller & Chevalier Chartered

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Shareholder at Murphy & McGonigle PC

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Director, Professional Responsibility at Baker & McKenzie LLP

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Partner at Hogan & Lovells LLP

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Founder at The Constitution Project

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Barry Pollack
Adjunct-JD, Academic Affairs at Georgetown University - Law Center
Education
J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Class of 1991

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

B.S. with High Honors
Class of 1986

Indiana University is a major multi-campus public research institution, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education. Indiana University’s mission is to provide broad access to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education for students throughout Indiana, the United States, and the world, as well as outstanding academic and cultural programs and student services. Indiana University seeks to create dynamic partnerships with the state and local communities in economic, social, and cultural development and to offer leadership in creative solutions for 21st century problems. Indiana University strives to achieve full diversity, and to maintain friendly, collegial, and humane environments, with a strong commitment to academic freedom.

Memberships
Fellow
Current

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

Member
Current

The Mission of the American Inns of Court is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. To promote the American Inns of Court mission by encouraging members of the legal profession to participate in an American Inn of Court. To help ensure the vitality and continuity of local Inns. To communicate a culture of excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility and skills to the legal community and generally. To ensure the long-term financial viability and growth of the American Inns of Court.

Fellow
Current

THE AMERICAN BOARD OF CRIMINAL LAWYERS (ABCL) WAS FOUNDED IN JUNE 1978 AS AN EXCLUSIVE NATIONAL, LEGAL, HONORARY SOCIETY FOR OUTSTANDING CRIMINAL LAWYERS. ABCL ALSO SERVES AS A CRIMINAL LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE.

Career History
Adjunct-JD, Academic Affairs
Current

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

Member (Attorney)
Prior

Miller & Chevalier provides legal services. Its services include tax, government contracts, government affairs, employee benefits, litigation, white-collar crime and international trade. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Boards & Committees
President, Board of Directors
Current

PREVENT AND CORRECT WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS IN DC,MD &VA

Political Donations
$500
2012

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House. The DCCC is the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way.

$200
2008

Former President of United States

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