William B. Pollard, III

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  • Partner at Duane Morris LLP (804 Attorneys)
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William B. Pollard III practices in the area of litigation. For more than 40 years, Mr. Pollard has had leading roles in complex civil and white-collar criminal cases and grand jury and regulatory investigations representing corporations and individuals. He has tried criminal and civil cases to verdict and regularly argues appeals in state and federal courts. Mr. Pollard’s cases have involved contract disputes, business torts, insurance coverage and claim related disputes, SEC enforcement actions, money laundering and asset forfeiture disputes, securities law disputes and white collar criminal defense. He also regularly represents financial institutions as plaintiffs in civil fraud and RICO actions.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Pollard was the Deputy Chief, Criminal Division for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York from 1988-1993 and assistant United States Attorney from 1981-1988.

Mr. Pollard earned a J.D. and an M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1974 and is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2015-present
•Kornstein Veisz Wexler & Pollard, LLP
- Partner, 1993-2015
•United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York
- Deputy Chief, Criminal Division, 1988-1993
- Assistant United States Attorney, 1981-1988
-- Chief Postal Inspector's Award, 1992
•Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
- Associate, 1974-1981

Honors and Awards

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Selected Publications

Attorney Fees, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering, ABA, March 1998
In the Eye of the Beholder -- The Innocent Owner Defense and The Prosecutor in Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Enforcement, Prentice Hall Law and Business, 1993
Federal Asset Forfeiture Law, A Precis for Financial Institution Managers and Lawyers in Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and White Collar Crime, Ocean Publications Inc., 1994

Selected Speaking Engagements

•Trial Practice, Federal Bar Council and New York County Lawyers Association Seminar, 2000-present

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • White-Collar Defense
  • SEC Enforcement Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212 692 1043  Phone
212 202 3547  Fax
University Attended:
Washington University in St. Louis, A.B., 1970; Columbia University, M.B.A., 1974
Law School Attended:
Columbia University School of Law, J.D., Distinguished Alumni Award, 2005, 1974
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; 1978, District of Columbia; 1975, New York; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Activities

•The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
- Member, Outside and Inside Counsel Working Group, 2009-2013
- Committee on the Judiciary, 2003-2006
- Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics, 2000-2003
- Committee on Federal Courts, 1994-1997
- Committee on Minorities in the Profession, 1991-1997
- Committee on Criminal Advocacy, 1990-1993
- Committee on International Human Rights, 1977-1980
•American Bar Association
- Member, Section on Criminal Justice, Committee on White Collar Crime
•The National Bar Association
- Member, Commercial Law Committee
•The Federal Bar Council
- Trustee, 2010-present
- Vice President and Assistant Secretary, 1994-2000
- Committee on Second Circuit Courts, 1991-1998

Birth Information:
St. Louis, Missouri, April 5, 1947

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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