Mr. Pomerantz has been a practicing attorney since 1969. He is currently Senior Counsel at the international law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman practicing from their New York and San Francisco offices. Mr. Pomerantz began his legal career as a staff attorney for the Harlem Assertion of Rights in New York, a federally funded “store front” law firm dedicated to protecting the civil rights and liberties of the area’s indigent population. His interest in protecting civil rights and civil liberties has been a theme throughout his career in private practice. He has done pro-bono work involving the right of privacy and freedom of expression including with the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Lambda Legal Defense Fund, The Legal Aid Society and The Lawyer’s Alliance for New York.

In private practice, Mr. Pomerantz has been the senior member of teams managing some of the largest and most complex joint ventures, project developments, acquisitions, public and private financings and restructurings, including New York Times Square Development, The New York World Trade Center, Citicorp Center, Prudential Center in New Jersey, Quaker Tower in Chicago, American Dream Project in New Jersey, Mall of America in Minnesota, Canary Wharf in London, Resorts International in Northern California and numerous urban hotel, office and residential projects. He has also advised on projects in China, Japan, and Central Europe. His clients have included investment advisors, private equity funds, global investment banks, global asset managers, real estate developers, REITs, pension funds and other institutional investors and corporations including: AEGON USA Realty Advisors, Bank of Montreal, Bank of Tokyo, Blackstone Realty Advisors, Boston Properties, Brookfield, Citibank, Cerberus Real Estate Fund, General Electric Capital Corp., China Rail Construction Company, China Security Systems Corp., Goldman Sachs Whitehall Fund, ING Financial, Merrill Lynch, The Navajo Nation, PNC Bank, Silverstein Properties, Shanghai Land Company, and Triple Five World Wide. He has also had extensive trial and appellate experience regarding a wide array of issues and topics.

Mr. Pomerantz has lectured extensively on legal topics including at New York University School of Law, Columbia Graduate School of Business, University of Amsterdam, the Canadian Institute, The Bar Association of the City of New York, The School of Visual Arts, The New York State Bar Association, the Real Estate Syndicators and Securities Institute, The Institute for International Research, The Urban Land Institute, The International Council Of Shopping Centers, The Real Estate Lenders Association, One Day University, and several public and private business organizations and trade associations. He has published numerous articles which have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Bankers Magazine, The Journal of Property Finance, The Banking Law Journal, The Real Estate Finance Journal, The New York Law Journal, The Daily Deal, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Shopping Centers Today and The American Banker. Mr. Pomerantz has been interviewed by many news organizations, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and The Guardian; and has been interviewed on camera by CNN and MSNBC.

Since 2004 Mr. Pomerantz has taught an advanced seminar titled Legal and Moral Conflicts and the United States Constitution at New York University College of Arts and Sciences, and since 2009 at the University of California, Berkeley. He began teaching issues relating to the U.S. Constitution in 2002 at Hunter High School in New York.