Member Profile: Lawrence W. Pollack

Lawrence W. Pollack
JAMS, The Resolution Experts
620 Eighth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Tel: (212) 607-2792
Fax: (212) 751-4099

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Lawrence W. Pollack regularly travels out of state to California, Florida, Illinois, Texas

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Facilitation & Systems Design; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master; Insurance Umpire; ADR Training/CME


Lawrence W. Pollack has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Legal Malpractice
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Real Estate



Lawrence W. Pollack, Esq. serves as arbitrator, mediator, Special Master, and Discovery Master of complex business/commercial matters. Mr. Pollack specializes in negotiating the resolution of difficult disputes with significant claims among multiple parties with divergent interests. He has thirty years of experience addressing sophisticated issues in all aspects of domestic and international insurance and reinsurance, including those relative to claims, subrogation, policy language, regulation, and business strategy. As observed in Legal 500, Mr. Pollack has been described both by claimants and insurers as “personable and thoroughly commercial, perfect for insurance litigation.”

Mr. Pollack joined JAMS in 2010 after twenty-eight years in private practice, at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and its predecessor firms, LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae LLP, and LeBoeuf Lamb Leiby & MacRae. Mr. Pollack’s practice often required travel to Europe for work on cases venued in the U.S. involving insurers based overseas. In 1999, Mr. Pollack began a 10-year service as Co-Chairman of the firm’s Litigation Department. Mr. Pollack became a member of the firm’s Executive Committee in 2003 and served on that committee until his retirement.


  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1979 (Second Circuit Review Editor, Law Review)
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Henry Bramwell, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, 1979-1981
  • B.A., High Honors, University of Rochester, 1976

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Certified Arbitrator, ARIAS U.S.
  • Panel Member, ARIAS (U.K.)
  • The International Who’s Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers, 2005-2012  
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2012 
  • Super Lawyers, 2007-2010


Please contact Melanie O'Harra, 212-607-2707, for details.


Lawrence W. Pollack is a member of our NY chapter, The New York Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. The NYAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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