Denver, CO (July 27, 2015) – Barry J. Pollack of Washington, DC, was sworn in as President-Elect of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association's 58th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo., on July 26. Mr. Pollack previously served NACDL as its First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, Parliamentarian, and on its Board of Directors. Among other capacities, he has served as a chair of the Association's White Collar Crime Committee and its Department of Justice Dialogue Committee and as vice chair of NACDL's National Security 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 on the Board of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.
A graduate with high honors from Indiana University and a magna cum laude graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, Pollack was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2008. He has been listed in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America®, Washington's Top Lawyers (Washingtonian Magazine), Legal 500, Ethisphere Institute's Attorneys Who Matter, and the American Trial Lawyer Association's Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Washington, DC.
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