11 May 2011
Bronwyn Pollock, a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice in the Los Angeles office of Mayer Brown, has been named one of California’s 100 “Top Women Lawyers of 2011” by the Daily Journal, a leading California legal publication.
Ms. Pollock was recognized for acting as defense counsel for Maguire Properties-Irvine MV Campus LLC, a joint venture involving the Los Angeles area landlord MPG Office Trust, in real estate litigation over a multi-million dollar loan. Ms. Pollock led Maguire’s team of litigators and transactional lawyers, developing their defense strategy, which resulted in a favorable settlement and the dismissal of all claims against Maguire with prejudice.
Within her real estate practice, Ms. Pollock was recognized by the Daily Journal for carving out a special niche in handling disputes revolving around “super-graphic” outdoor advertisements. Ms. Pollock is the lead attorney representing numerous commercial property owners and sign companies in the politically charged civil enforcement actions filed by the Los Angeles City Attorney, over the large displays on buildings throughout the City. In addition to two complex civil enforcement actions and a criminal action filed by the Los Angeles City Attorney, the multi-faceted litigation also involved a complex administrative action against the State of California. The article noted Ms. Pollock’s defense strategy so far has resulted in the elimination of several claims against her clients.
In addition to the litigation with the City of Los Angeles, Ms. Pollock also leads the team defending one of the property owners, SMIII Sepulveda Center, LLC, against a separate challenge to the signs by a law-firm tenant at the property, Freeman, Freeman & Smiley. The firm filed an action seeking to compel removal of supergraphics from the property, and Ms. Pollock persuaded the trial court to dismiss the case and award attorneys fees. The case currently is on appeal.
Ms. Pollock has been with Mayer Brown since graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 2000.