Polly Towill: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Polly Towill


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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Toxic Torts and Products Liability
  • International Practice
  • Latin American Practice
University The University of Connecticut, B.A., magna cum laude, 1981 Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolGeorgetown University, J.D., 1985 The American Criminal Law Review
Admitted1985, California


•Member, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee, Defense Research Institute (DRI)

•Member, U.S.-Mexico Bar Association


Polly Towill is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office. Ms. Towill was recognized by The Daily Journal editors as one of the Top Women Litigators.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Towill has extensive experience in litigating complex business issues in state and federal courts. Her varied practice includes representing clients in a number of substantive areas, including commercial transactions, banking litigation, unfair business practice claims, insurance-related claims, toxic tort litigation, products liability matters, real estate transactions, fraud actions, employment disputes and in performing internal investigations and audits. In addition, Ms. Towill has defended class actions alleging various business torts, unfair competition, false advertising, violations of the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act, and others. She also has significant experience with government contract litigation, including defending contractors in False Claim Act actions (with parallel criminal proceedings). Ms. Towill also is the leader of the Toxic Torts and Products Liability team, and previously served as co-chair of the Global Climate Change team.

Ms. Towill is the former law clerk to United States District Court Judge Manuel L. Real. While with the firm, she also worked as in-house counsel for Northrop Grumman Corporation, where she managed litigation and supervised outside counsel.


•Southern California Super Lawyer, 2009

•Named one of the Los Angeles Business Journal's Leading Environmental Lawyers in Los Angeles, 2008

•Named one of the Daily Journal's Top Women Litigators

•Finalist, Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers In America, Lawdragon Magazine, 2007

•Received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, highest rating an attorney can receive for legal quality and ethics


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Polly Towill

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448


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