Mr. Poniatowski joined the Firm in 2015 as an Associate in the Litigation Department. He has experience with various aspects of the litigation process, including synthesizing complex areas of the law for use in case strategy and documents filed with the court, drafting responses to written discovery requests and resolving substantive discovery issues, and assisting in preparation for and attending oral argument, settlement conferences, and mediation. Mr. Poniatowski has worked on cases involving breach of contract, business tort disputes, and trust and estates litigation. In addition, he assisted in substantive research and argument strategy in preparation for the firm’s oral argument on behalf of Alameda Country before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In that case, the firm successfully defended a cutting-edge County ordinance requiring drug companies to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs within the County against challenge under the United States Constitution by pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. Pharm. Research & Mfrs. of Am. v. County of Alameda, 768 F.3d 1037 (9th Cir. 2014).
While in law school, Mr. Poniatowski served as an Articles Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review, was a member of the Moot Court Board, and served as an extern for the Honorable Roger L. Efremsky in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California. Prior to law school, Mr. Poniatowski worked as a management consultant in New York City for four years. He is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area.