Janine Pollack

Partner, New York

BIOGRAPHY

Janine L. Pollack:  admitted:  New York (1990); New Jersey (1989); U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey, among others.  Education:  Rutgers University (1986), with high honors, Phi Beta Kappa; University of Pennsylvania School of Law (1989), Editor – Journal of International Business Law.

Ms. Pollack has successfully prosecuted many consumer and securities cases.  She was one of the lead counsel in the $28.5 million settlement in In re Reebok EasyTone Litigation (D. Mass.), as well as the $45 million settlement in In re Skechers Toning Shoes Product Liability Litigation (Grabowski) (W.D. Ky.), false advertising class actions involving toning shoes.  She is also lead counsel in numerous other class actions involving consumer fraud, including the recently settled Bezdek v. Vibram USA Inc. (D. Mass.), against the maker of so-called barefoot running shoes.  In addition, Ms. Pollack won a jury trial against R.J. Reynolds in a wrongful death tobacco case in Florida state court, which has been affirmed on appeal.  She was also lead trial counsel in a federal court case against a major mutual fund advisor.

Ms. Pollack is chair of the Women’s Initiative of the National Association of Shareholder & Consumer Attorneys (NASCAT), for which she organizes meetings and charity events.  A frequent public speaker, Ms. Pollack has given lectures on such topics as consumer fraud, time and stress management, Cy Pres, and other related topics.  Ms. Pollack also sits on the New York City Bar Association’s Women in the Legal Profession Committee.  Her work on that committee includes being an editor for the recent book, “Street Smarts for Women Lawyers.”

Ms. Pollack’s recent achievements include being named as a New York Super Lawyer in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.  She was also appointed this year to the Law360 Privacy and Consumer Protection Editorial Advisory Board for the second year in a row.

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