Washington, DC (August 23, 2010) – Barry J. Pollack of Washington, DC, was sworn in as Parliamentarian of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association’s 52nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ont., on Aug. 14. Mr. Pollack had previously served NACDL on its Board of Directors, among other capacities, including as a chair of the White Collar Crime Committee and the Department of Justice Dialogue Committee.
Pollack is a partner 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. In a lengthy hearing, 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. Currently, Pollack serves as president of the Board of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.
A graduate with high honors from both 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), and the American Trial Lawyer Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Washington, DC.
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