Richard Pollak


Richard M. Pollack earned his BA cum laude from Colgate University in 1980 and his JD from American University in 1983. Today, he is a partner in Troutman Pepper LLP’s Washington, D.C., office, where he’s run the firm’s finance department for the past 10 years. He currently represents an impressive portfolio of financial institutions and other lenders in various complex financing transactions, including structuring, preparing, and negotiating loan documents for secured and unsecured credit facilities; loan workouts and restructurings; bankruptcy; and creditor’s rights. Pollack’s legal expertise extends to both domestic and multinational transactions. He’s practiced secured financing in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands, and Europe.

His years of experience inform his financial knowledge in areas including asset-based lending, real estate lending, secured financing to government contractors, and lending to high-tech companies. Additionally, he wields an extensive understanding of lending to high-net-worth individuals and lending to purchasers of commercial paper, franchisees, and health care providers.

Pollack has worked with students from the Washington College of Law (WCL) since graduating from the institution himself in 1983. Since 2013, he has coached teams representing WCL’s Transactional Law Society to national and international championships in numerous negotiation competitions. In 2016, he became an adjunct instructor at WCL, where he continues to educate today.

Pollack is barred in Washington, D.C. (1983), Maryland (1995), and Virginia (1990) and is admitted in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Supreme Court of Virginia, and the Maryland Court of Appeals. Today, he resides in Bethesda, Maryland—his home for the past 35 years.

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