William B. Pollard, III

(212) 418-8617

Areas of Practice
Bill considers himself foremost to be a client problem solver. His first task with any new assignment is to understand the client's goals and then develop and implement a strategy to attain those goals quickly and in a cost effective manner.

Over his career, he has had leading roles in complex civil and white collar criminal cases, and grand jury and regulatory investigations representing corporations and individuals. When necessary, he has tried criminal and civil cases to verdict. He regularly has argued appeals in state and federal courts. His cases have involved contract disputes, business torts, insurance coverage and claim related disputes, SEC enforcement actions, securities law disputes, money laundering and asset forfeiture disputes and white collar criminal defense. He also regularly represents financial institutions as plaintiffs in civil fraud and RICO actions.


Bar Admissions
New York
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, District of New Jersey, District of Connecticut, Western District of Wisconsin and Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Third and Ninth Circuits
U.S. Supreme Court

Legal Career
Kornstein Veisz Wexler & Pollard, LLP (1993-present)
United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, Deputy Chief, Criminal Division (1988-1993), Assistant United States Attorney (1981-1988)
Chief Postal Inspector's Award 1992
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (1974-1981)

Professional Activities and Associations
Member, Outside and Inside Counsel Working Group (2009-2013); Committees on the Judiciary (2003-2006); Professional and Judicial Ethics (2000-2003); Federal Courts (1994-1997); Minorities in the Profession (1991-1997); Criminal Advocacy (1990-1993); International Human Rights (1977-1980), The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Member, Section on Criminal Justice, Committee on White Collar Crime, American Bar Association
Member, Commercial Law Committee, The National Bar Association
Trustee (2010 - present); Vice President and Assistant Secretary (1994-2000), member of its Committee on Second Circuit Courts (1991-1998)
The Federal Bar Council

"Attorney Fees, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering," (ABA, March 1998)
"Federal Asset Forfeiture Law, A Precis for Financial Institution Managers and Lawyers," Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and White Collar Crime (Ocean Publications Inc., 1994)
"In the Eye of the Beholder -- The Innocent Owner Defense and The Prosecutor," in Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Enforcement (Prentice Hall Law and Business, 1993)

Trial Practice, Federal Bar Council and New York County Lawyers Association Seminar (2000-2005)

J.D., Columbia University (1974)
M.B.A., Columbia University (1974)

A.B., Washington University in St. Louis (1970)
Distinguished Alumni Award (2005)



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