LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – NEW YORK – October 4, 2007 –Loeb & Loeb LLP announces that Martin Pollner, a partner in the firm’s New York office and Co-Chair of the Firm’s White Collar Defense Practice Group, is to be honored by The City College of New York (CCNY) Alumni Association with a Townsend Harris Medal.
The presentation will be made at the CCNY Alumni Associations 127th Annual dinner, Thursday, October 18th at The New York Marriott Marquis.
“We’re proud and delighted to learn that Marty will be honored with this award,” said Loeb & Loeb Co-Chair Michael Beck. “His dedication to the practice of law throughout his impressive career makes him an ideal candidate for this high honor.”
The Townsend Harris Medal was established in 1933. Named for CCNY’s founder, it is an award bestowed upon CCNY Alumni who have demonstrated excellence in their professions and brought honor to the country. Prior recipients include Colin Powell and Jonas Salk.
Mr. Pollner graduated from CCNY in 1957 and was Class President. He has served under several U.S. presidents and held major positions with the United States government, including the Office of the Deputy Attorney General in the United States Department of Justice under Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Mr. Pollner helped develop civil rights legislation and directed various agencies focused on terrorism and organized crime.
“Marty is an invaluable member of our firm,” said Loeb & Loeb Co-Chair John Frankenheimer. “His insight and leadership are a model for all attorneys and we’re thrilled that CCNY had recognized him for these qualities.”
At Loeb & Loeb, Mr. Pollner focuses his practice on white-collar criminal defense. Some of his recent assignments include representing the officers and directors of a NYSE Company targeted by several governmental investigations, representing a multinational corporation in an action for fraud, representing a well-known owner of a multibillion-dollar hedge fund in a matter involving a complex extortion scheme and worldwide litigation. Additionally, he represented Denise Rich in the highly publicized investigation of President Clinton’s pardon of her former husband, Marc Rich.
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