Co-Chair, New York City Government Practice Group
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New York University School of Law, J.D., 1976.Hayes Civil Liberties Fellow.
Tufts University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1973.Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr. Polan represents both government agencies and private firms in the development of public infrastructure projects, particularly in the transportation, environmental and information technology sectors. He has worked on major projects across the United States, in Europe and in Asia. He has broad and varied experience in government contracts and government procurement, the financing of public works, federal requirements such as Buy-America, privatizations and the specialized issues involved in construction and technology contracting. He has also served as an arbitrator in major commercial disputes involving government agencies.
Prior to joining the firm Mr. Polan was General Counsel for an international construction and engineering company firm. Previously, he served as Commissioner of Sanitation for the City of New York (1990-92) and as General Counsel of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (1981-89).
Member, Ravitch Commission on Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Financing.
Trustee, Citizens Budget Commission.
Trustee, New York Transit Museum.
Advisory Board, Center on New York City Law, New York Law School.
Board Member, NYC Procurement Policy Board, 1995-2002.
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