Washington, D.C., August 4, 2014 -- Miller & Chevalier Chartered today announced that firm Member Barry J. Pollack was sworn in as First Vice President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) on August 2 at the Association's 57th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Pollack previously served NACDL as its Second Vice President, Secretary, and Parliamentarian, as well as on its Board of Directors. Among other capacities, he has served as Chairs 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 represents individuals and corporations in criminal investigations, trials, and other government enforcement proceedings. As a former CPA, he brings technical insight to complex financial matters. Following a month-long jury trial, Pollack obtained acquittals on all counts on behalf of a former executive of Enron Corporation in a federal criminal case -- 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. He represented Martin Tankleff, whose double-murder conviction was reversed and all charges against him dismissed after spending 17 years in prison, and Fernando Bermudez, who was exonerated after spending 18 years in prison 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 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 ranked 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.
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