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Litigator Allissa Pollard Joins Arnold & Porter’s Houston Office

June 12, 2023

HOUSTON, June 12, 2023 — Arnold & Porter announced the continued expansion of its Complex Litigation practice in Houston with the arrival of Allissa Pollard as a partner.

Christopher Odell, head of Arnold & Porter's Houston office, said: "Allissa is a talented and savvy litigator whose versatile skill set will make her a significant addition to our team. Her combination of commercial litigation expertise and deep experience with corporate investigations will help us meet the needs of our clients in Texas and around the world. We are very excited to have Allissa join our growing Houston litigation team."

Pollard has broad litigation, arbitration, and investigations experience, representing companies across the energy, natural resources, chemicals, life sciences, software, and private equity industries, with a focus on Latin America. She has handled commercial business disputes involving trade secrets, as well as disputes arising out of mergers, acquisitions, and commercial contracts. Pollard also has extensive experience with corporate investigations, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and criminal antitrust matters. Over the course of her career, Pollard has conducted internal investigations in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Spain, and has been recognized by Legal 500 in both Latin America and the United States.

In joining the firm, Pollard commented: "Arnold & Porter has a talented trial bench with a strong footprint and integrated platform. I am excited to join the firm's outstanding roster and collegial team of top-notch litigators."

Fluent in Spanish, Pollard earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and received her B.A., from Trinity University, cum laude.

Since 2020, litigation partners Tom Kruse, Ryan Hartman, and Katherine Treistman have also joined the firm's Houston office.

About Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter combines sophisticated regulatory, litigation, and transactional capabilities to resolve clients' most complex issues. With over 1,000 lawyers practicing in 14 offices worldwide, we offer deep industry experience and an integrated approach that spans more than 40 practice areas. Through multidisciplinary collaboration and focused industry experience, we provide innovative and effective solutions to mitigate risks, address challenges, and achieve successful outcomes.