Washington, D.C., July 27, 2015 -- Miller & Chevalier Chartered today announced that firm Member Barry J. Pollack was sworn in last night as President-Elect of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association's 58th Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. 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.
Mr. Pollack represents individuals and corporations in criminal investigations, trials and other government enforcement proceedings. As a former CPA, he brings significant experience to complex financial matters. 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 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, Mr. 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, Mr. 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.
About National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization in the United States advancing the mission of the nation's criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct. 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, active U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness within America's criminal justice system.
About Miller & Chevalier
Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, Employee Benefits (including ERISA), International Law and Business, White Collar and Internal Investigations, Complex Litigation, and Government Affairs. In an era of big law, Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. Over the past three years, the firm's lawyers have represented more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100, one-quarter of the Fortune 500 and approximately 30 percent of the Global 100. Based in Washington, DC, a significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate. For more information on the firm, visit www.millerchevalier.com.
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