John M. Pollack, BA ’95, JD ’98

Alumnus John Pollack

John M. Pollack, BA ’95, JD ’98

Co-Chair, Private Equity Group, Gibson Dunn, New York

Joined Spring 2024

John M. Pollack is co-chair of Gibson Dunn’s Private Equity Group.  He regularly represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies on U.S. and cross-border transactions.  He also serves on the Finance Committee of Gibson Dunn.

John 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 has been recognized as one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” by Lawdragon. He was also named one of Law360’s Rising Stars of 2013 for Private Equity.

John’s private equity clients have included and include Veritas Capital, Liberty Hall Capital Partners, OceanSound Partners, Lupa Systems, Cerberus Capital Management and Motive Partners.

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, John also represented various public companies in change of control transactions, including former Veritas portfolio company Aeroflex Holding Corp. in its $1.5 billion sale to Cobham plc, former Veritas portfolio company Dyncorp International in its $1.5 billion sale to Cerberus Capital and Charming Shoppes in its $900 million sale to Ascena Retail Group.

John 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.

He also serves on GW Elliott School of International Affairs and 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.