A partner at Mayer Brown LLP, Bronwyn Pollock also leads the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group in Los Angeles and co-leads its Commercial Litigation practice group. Pollock, the go-to SoCal lawyer for defending financial services and real estate companies in high-profile cases, has developed a cutting-edge litigation practice and is known for handling cases involving complex, difficult political and economic issues that require innovative and creative strategies.

As co-chair of Mayer Brown’s Women’s Leadership Committee, Pollock leads efforts to recruit, retain and support women lawyers. She is also a member of the firm’s Committee on Diversity & Inclusion. After graduating cum laude from the University of Southern California at the age of 18, she earned her J.D. from Georgetown University.

Pollock is passionate about many causes, including economic empowerment, diversity and inclusion, and women in leadership. Since 2014, she has donated more than 300 pro bono hours to the Gary Sinise Foundation, supporting their efforts to build homes for severely wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and their families. Pollock also was a member of the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the LA County Bar Association. She supports several nonprofit and public interest organizations through pro bono work and other contributions.

For Pollock, diversity “means that everyone has a meaningful opportunity to earn a seat at the table.” She goes on to say, “I firmly believe that diverse legal teams consistently produce the best results for our clients. Our backgrounds and experiences shape our thought processes, and it is critical to consider our various viewpoints if we are to develop the best strategy for our clients.”

Pollock offers this advice to other professional women: “Be proactive about ensuring that clients are aware of your interest in and commitment to solving their problems, and that partners understand your commitment to supporting them in that shared mission for our clients.” She also says, “Work hard, play hard.”