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John M. Pollack is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Aerospace and Related Technologies, Media, Entertainment and Technology and National Security Practice Groups.
Mr. Pollack focuses his practice on public and private mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and tender offers, and his clients include private investment funds, family offices, publicly-traded companies and privately-held companies. Mr. Pollack has extensive experience working on complex M&A transactions in a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on the aerospace, defense and government contracts industries, and the media, entertainment and technology industries.
Mr. Pollack has been recognized as a leader in his field by Chambers USA, which praised him for being “fantastic to work with, very bright and very attentive to detail.” In addition, he is consistently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, and was also named one of Law360’s Rising Stars of 2013 for Private Equity.
Mr. Pollack’s private equity clients have included and include Liberty Hall Capital Partners, Veritas Capital, Cerberus Capital Management and Motive Partners.
Mr. Pollack has also represented various public companies in change of control transactions, including Aeroflex Holding Corp. ($1.5 billion sale to Cobham plc), Dyncorp International ($1.5 billion sale to Cerberus Capital) and Charming Shoppes ($900 million sale to Ascena Retail Group).*
Mr. Pollack graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University and The George Washington University Law School, the latter bestowing upon him High Honors, Order of the Coif and an award for Highest Overall Proficiency in Securities Law.
Mr. Pollack serves on The George Washington University Law School Board of Advisors, as well as is a member of the Law School’s Center for Law, Economics & Finance (C-LEAF) Advisory Board.
*Representations were made by Mr. Pollack prior to his association with Gibson Dunn.
The George Washington University - 1998 Juris Doctor
The George Washington University - 1995 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar