News Release ~ 08/02/2012

Washington, DC, Attorney Barry J. Pollack Installed as Secretary of National Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Washington, DC¬ (Aug. 2, 2012) – Barry J. Pollack of Washington, DC, was sworn in for a second term as Secretary of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association’s 54th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Calif., on July 28. Mr. Pollack previously served NACDL as its Parliamentarian, on its Board of Directors, and, among other capacities, as a chair of the White Collar Crime Committee and the Department of Justice Dialogue Committee.

Pollack is a Member at Miller Chevalier in Washington, DC, where he represents individuals and corporations in criminal investigations, trials, and other government enforcement proceedings. As a former CPA, he brings special expertise to complex financial matters. 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.

Pollack has been extensively honored for his pro bono work representing the wrongfully convicted, which included his representation of Martin Tankleff, whose double murder conviction was reversed and all charges against him dismissed after he had served 17 years in prison, and his representation of Fernando Bermudez, who was exonerated after having served 18 years for a murder he did not commit. Currently, Pollack serves as president of the Board of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.

A graduate with high honors both from Indiana University and Georgetown University Law Center, Pollack was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2008. He is listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Washington's Top Lawyers (Washingtonian Magazine), Legal 500, and the American Trial Lawyer Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Washington, DC.

Contact: Ivan J. Dominguez Deputy Director of Public Affairs & Communications, (202) 465-7662 or idominguez@nacdl.org.

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's approximately 10,000 direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.

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