Chicago, IL (October 12, 2011) - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Mark Pollack has joined the Litigation practice in Chicago as partner. He joins from Arthur Andersen LLP, where he was General Counsel and was previously co-chair of the white collar practice at Jenner & Block. Mr. Pollack is a prominent lawyer with substantial and diverse experience across professional services representation, white-collar defense, compliance and general corporate litigation.
During Marks tenure at Andersen, he managed a significant portfolio of complex commercial litigation, which included multi-billion dollar securities class action claims, insurance disputes, professional liability claims, and employment and partnership disputes, said William Sullivan
, chair of the firms Litigation practice. Marks arrival is an important step in realizing our goal of building a top-tier litigation practice in Chicago, he added.
Marks choice of Paul Hastings for his return to private practice gives us a senior litigator in Chicago who will lead our litigation efforts for this growing office, said Gregory Spitzer
, chair of the firms Chicago office. His broad background will allow us to help clients with a wide-range of litigation needs, he added.
As Arthur Andersens General Counsel, Mr. Pollack was principal counsel and strategic advisor to Andersens board and executive management team, responsible for all legal affairs. He also served as chief executive of Andersens corporate training facility, The Q Center. Prior to Andersen, Mr. Pollack was co-chair of the white collar practice at Jenner & Block, where he developed extensive expertise advising pharmaceutical and life sciences companies in relation to governmental and regulatory probes, FCPA and False Claims litigation and conducted internal investigations and developed corporate compliance plans. He was formerly an Assistant US Attorney for Chicago, during which time he won several high-profile corruption case convictions and prosecuted over 100 people tied to an insider trading probe.
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