Pollak, Stephen J.



Pollak, Stephen J.


Bio: Stephen J. Pollak, Dartmouth College graduate, 1950, and Yale Law School graduate, 1956. He was a partner at Shea & Gardner prior to its combination with Goodwin Procter in 2004, and served as chair of its Executive Committee from 1993 to 1996. Prior to joining Shea & Gardner, he served in the U.S. Department of Justice and the White House from 1961 through 1969. He was the assistant to the Solicitor General from 1961 to 1964. He served as advisor to the President for National Capital Affairs in 1967, and as First Assistant and Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Rights Division from 1965 to 1967, and 1967 to 1969.


Press Conference by President Lyndon B. Johnson announcing Presidential Appointments of Dean Griswold as Solicitor General; Ed Weisl, Jr. as Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division; and Stephen Pollak, Special Assistant to the Attorney General. Standing next to President Johnson are his family, Captain Charles Robb, George Christian, Ramsey Clark, Dean Griswold, Ed Weisl, Jr., Stephen Pollak, and Barefoot Sanders. Hangar, LBJ Ranch, near Stonewall, Texas, 9/30/1967. Photo # a4881-23a by Yoichi Okamoto. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.


LBJ Connection: Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, 1961-1964; Counsel, War on Poverty Task Force, 1964-1965; First Assistant, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice, 1965-1967; President's Adviser for National Capital Affairs, 1967; Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice, 1968-1969