Leading Private Equity Partner John Pollack Joins Gibson Dunn in New York

August 19, 2016

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that John M. Pollack, former Co-Chair of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP’s M&A and Securities Group, will join the firm as a partner in New York. At Gibson Dunn, Pollack will continue his focus on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.

“We are delighted to welcome John to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “John is a recognized star in the private equity and M&A practice areas. His addition will be an important contribution to our strong private equity and M&A capabilities in the US and around the world.”

“John is a smart, dynamic M&A lawyer who knows what it takes in terms of hard work and good judgment to keep clients happy,” said Steven Shoemate, Co-Chair of the firm’s Private Equity Practice Group and Co-Partner in Charge of the New York office. “In addition, he has a substantial private equity practice that is very complementary with our M&A, private equity and investment funds practices. He will be a terrific addition to the New York office.”

“I’m very excited to join Gibson Dunn, both for myself professionally and for my clients,” said Pollack. “The firm is widely known for its excellence in private equity and M&A, as well as other practices. The combination of such expertise, the firm’s resources and its overall focus on client service and teamwork will help further enable me to deliver the best possible service to my clients.”

About John Pollack

Pollack focuses his practice on public and private mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and tender offers, involving public and private targets. He regularly represents private equity firms, including Veritas Capital and Liberty Hall Capital Partners and their portfolio companies, as well as public companies.

Prior to joining the firm, Pollack practiced with Schulte Roth since 2006 and was an equity partner since 2008. Prior, he practiced with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP.

He graduated, magna cum laude with high honors, in 1998 from the George Washington University School of Law, where he was a member of Order of the Coif and received an award for the highest overall proficiency in securities law.