Stewart Pollock is a litigation attorney with experience representing businesses, government entities, and individuals in a broad range of civil litigation matters ranging from complex matters such as class actions and mass torts to simple matters. His practice at Moran Reeves & Conn PC focuses on commercial litigation, products liability, and toxic torts. His past experience includes breach of contract, fraud, false/deceptive advertising practices, privacy, environmental, employment, and personal injury cases.
Previously, Mr. Pollock worked at Edelson PC where his practice focused on consumer class actions, specifically in the areas of TCPA, consumer fraud, privacy, and technology. While at Edelson, Mr. Pollock worked on numerous high-profile cases and gained experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including motion practice, discovery, mediation, hearings, appeals, and arbitration.
Prior to Edelson, Mr. Pollock had a general litigation practice area while at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP. There, he learned how to take cases in a broad range of practice areas all the way from client intake through trial. In doing so, Mr. Pollock fought countless discovery battles and argued dozens of motions. While representing a broad range of plaintiffs and defendants, he learned the value of empathy and communication to help guide his clients through the difficult process of litigation and ultimately obtain outcomes that helped them move forward with their lives or businesses.
Mr. Pollock received his B.A. with a double major in History and Philosophy from the University of Virginia, specifically focusing on Latin America and revolutionary ideology. He helped found the UVA chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and served as the Vice President. He studied abroad on Semester at Sea and later attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.
Mr. Pollock received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, graduating cum laude with a concentration in International Law and earning membership in the Pro Bono Society. While at UC Hastings, he was a member of the Jessup International Law Moot Court team, winning the super regional round and finishing as quarter-finalists at the international round. He received honorable mentions for both oral and written advocacy from the Moot Court department.
While at UC Hastings, Mr. Pollock interned for Asylum Access, advocating for policies relating to refugee employment rights before the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Pollock also participated in the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic, traveling to El Salvador as part of a four-person fact finding team investigating gender based violence.
He later served as a judicial extern in the Administrative Law Judge Division of the California Public Utilities Commission where his work focused on net energy metering and residential rate redesign. He also served on the board of the West Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy and organized a panel for the California Water Law Symposium.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2017||01/18/2018|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Award for Academic Excellence: Negotiation and Mediation||Witkin's||2014|
|Regional Champions||Jessup International Moot Court Competition||2013|
|International Quarterfinalists||Jessup International Moot Court Competition||2013|
|Eagle Scout||Boy Scouts of America||N/A|
|Pro Bono Society||UC Hastings College of the Law||N/A|
|Attorney||Moran Reeves Conn||2018 - Present|
|Associate||Edelson PC||2016 - 2017|
|Associate Attorney||Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy||2014 - 2016|
|Extern - ALJ Division||California Public Utilities Commission||2014 - 2014|
|Law Clerk||Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy||2013 - 2014|
|Student Attorney||Center for Gender and Refugee Studies||2012 - 2012|
|Executive Legal Intern||Asylum Access||2012 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|San Mateo County Trial Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|Consumers Attorneys of California||N/A||N/A|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||N/A||N/A|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|California Western Law Review||“A Political Embarrassment: Jurisdiction and the Alien Tort Statute, Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, and Political Question Doctrine”||2015|
|Daily Journal||“The Balance of Effective Drone Regulation”||2015|
|Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Forum Magazine||“Litigating Contagion: Vaccines, Exemptions, and Potential Liability”||2015|
|Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Forum Magazine||“Abuse of Immunity: Hospital Abuse of California Evidence Code § 1157 in Administrative Actions”||2014|
|Forced Migration Review||“Refugees’ Rights to Work”||2014|
|San Francisco Chronicle||“School Bonds Are a Wall Street Scam”||2014|
|Daily Journal||“Obama Misses the Mark on Patent Trolls”||2013|
|UC Hastings COL||J.D. (cum laude)||2014|
|Univ of Virginia||B.A.||2009|
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