Panida A. Pollawit


New York
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Panida Pollawit is a commercial litigator who advocates for the best outcome for her clients. Her litigation portfolio includes contract disputes, data breach class action lawsuits, and government regulatory investigations. As a former law clerk, Panida brings her legal research and writing skills and her understanding of the court’s perspective in assessing the merits of the case to her practice.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • The Legal 500 United States (2019)
    • Recommended in Real Estate - Construction (including construction litigation)
  • Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Competition, Hong Kong: Honorable Mention for Respondent's Brief (2016)


  • American Bar Association
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Thai American Bar Association
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Society of International Law

Pro Bono

  • Represented defendants charged with misdemeanors as a student attorney at the Georgetown Criminal Defense & Prisoner Advocacy Clinic: argued for their release from custody at arraignment; challenged discovery violations; negotiated with prosecutors for alternatives to prison time; conducted investigations and interviewed witnesses; and prepared for trial.
    • Represented clients potentially facing years of prison time in their parole revocation hearings.
    • Successfully petitioned for presidential clemency of two prisoners, who were sentenced under severe anti-drug laws, through collaboration with other attorneys at the Clinic.
  • Represented criminal indigent defendants charged with misdemeanors from their bail hearing to trial as an intern for the Alaska Public Defender Agency. Delivered an opening statement as a second-chair for a DUI case. Cross-examined an Alaska State Trooper on a Fourth Amendment violation, eliciting facts that were used to sustain a motion to suppress illegally obtained evidence.
  • Conducted legal research and wrote memoranda on criminal matters for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender.
  • Prepared the probate docket as an intern for Judge Gerald I. Fisher of the D.C. Superior Court.
  • Conducted legal research related to construction law and procurements of government contracts as an intern for the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance.
  • Provides legal advice on immigration issues. Counseled recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) on obtaining and renewing their status. Provided assistance to a juvenile seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status as part of BakerHostetler’s partnership with Safe Passage.


Prior Positions

  • Alaska Court of Appeals: Law Clerk for Judge Tracey Wollenberg & Judge John Suddock (2016-17)
  • Alaska Public Defender Agency: Certified Legal Intern (2015)
  • Maryland Office of the Public Defender: Law Clerk (2015)
  • District of Columbia Superior Court, Chambers of Judge Gerald I. Fisher: Legal Intern (2014)
  • Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance (2014)


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Alaska
  • New York


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2016, Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy
  • B.S., Biochemistry, Trinity College, Minor: Japanese, 2012


  • Thai


In The Blogs

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Blockchain Monitor
Blockchain Announcements in Supply Chain, Genomics, IoT, Trade Finance and Bitcoin Futures; More SEC ICO Enforcement
By Panida A. Pollawit
September 27, 2019
In this issue: • From Cattle to Coffee to Cannabis: Enterprises Continue to Test Blockchain Supply Chain Solutions • Enterprise Report Published, New Pilots Announced for Copyright, Genomics and IoT • Financial Institutions Continue...
Blockchain Monitor
Details on Major New Cryptocurrency Announced, Enterprise Pilots and Enforcement Actions Continue
By Panida A. Pollawit
June 21, 2019
In this issue: • Libra Cryptocurrency Plans Released, Crypto Exchanges and Payment Options Expand • Blockchain Ripples Into Incumbent Financial Institutions in the U.S. and Abroad • Blockchain to Enhance Drug and Seafood Supply Chains...
Blockchain Monitor
Bitcoin Spikes, SEC Issues Token Guidance, Exchange is Hacked, and More
By Panida A. Pollawit
April 5, 2019
In this issue: • Paying with Crypto: Where to Use Your Crypto and the Recent Surge in its Value • SEC Issues Digital Assets Guidance, Blockchain Regulations Evolve in U.S. and Abroad • South Korean Exchange is Hacked, Canadian Law...
Blockchain Monitor
NY BitLicense Approval, Blockchain for Energy Commodities, CFTC Enforcement, Advertising Use Cases and More
By Simone O. Otenaike, Panida A. Pollawit, Marc D. Powers
November 16, 2018
In this issue: • New BitLicense Approval, Stablecoin Developments and BAT on Coinbase • Blockchain Platform for Energy Commodities Announced in U.S., Restrictions Ease in Foreign Markets • CFTC and State Securities Enforcement, Litigation...
Blockchain Monitor
Global Blockchain Developments in Enforcement, Payments, ICOs and Enterprise
By Robert A. Musiala Jr., Simone O. Otenaike, Panida A. Pollawit
October 5, 2018
In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Enforcement Actions Continue Across the Globe • Multiple Blockchain Announcements for Asset-Backed Tokens, Payments and Exchanges • Lawmakers Seek Clarity on ICOs as New Research Is Published • Enterprise...