Janine L. Pollack
Partner, New York

212-545-4710
pollack@whafh.com
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Janine Pollack is a partner at Wolf Haldenstein and is a member of the Firm’s Consumer Protection practice. She specializes in complex class actions representing consumers against companies who sell defective products or utilize unfair and deceptive practices to sell their products. Ms. Pollack has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of consumers against numerous worldwide brands.

Ms. Pollack joined Wolf Haldenstein in 2013. She practiced consumer fraud for over 15 years prior to joining the Firm.

Representations

  • Co-Lead Counsel in unfair and deceptive practices complex class actions against Reebok Easy Tone, Sketchers Toning Shoes and Fit Flops recovering over $80 million for consumers.
  • Lead Counsel in numerous other class actions involving consumer fraud, including against the maker of so-called barefoot running shoes, recovering over $3.75 million for consumers, and against the maker of children’s sippy cups, also achieving a substantial settlement for consumers.
  • Served as Lead Trial Counsel obtaining a jury trial verdict against R.J. Reynolds in a wrongful death tobacco case. The verdict withstood an appeal by RJ Reynolds.
  • Lead Trial Counsel in a federal court case against a major mutual fund advisor.

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Professional
Ms. Pollack serves as an Officer to the National Association of Shareholder & Consumer Attorneys (NASCAT) as Secretary.  She also chairs the Women’s Initiative of NASCAT.  In this capacity she organizes events for the female attorney members, including spearheading philanthropic efforts for the benefit of noteworthy charities.

Ms. Pollack is also participating as a team leader in developing and drafting Standards and Best Practices for Increasing Diversity in Mass Tort and Class Action Leadership for the Duke Law School Center for Judicial Studies.

Ms. Pollack is a member of the Women in the Legal Profession Committee of the Bar Association of the City of New York.  She served as co-editor of the Committee’s recent publication, “Street Smarts for Women Lawyers.”

Ms. Pollack has consistently been recognized by her peers and industry leaders which is reflected in her annual designation as a Super Lawyer since 2012 and more notably was designated by Super Lawyers as one of the top women attorneys for 2017.  She was also appointed to the Law360 Privacy and Consumer Protection Editorial Advisory Board for two years.

Ms. Pollack frequently lectures on such topics as consumer fraud, time and stress management and other related topics.

Languages
Ms. Pollack is fluent in French.

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