Gateway Legal Placements was founded by Mr. Arthur Polott, Esq. Mr. Polott was recruited to the D.C. area to work as a recruiter with the DC office of a leading nation-wide legal staffing and placement company. He was the winner of that firm’s local and national performance awards every year he was there – 7 years in a row.

Prior to moving to the Washington D.C. area to work in the legal search arena, Mr. Polott was a litigation associate in the Commercial and Civil Litigation Practices at Boyar & Miller and Hirsch, Sheiness & Garcia, P.L.L.C., in Houston, Texas. Mr. Polott was also certified to mediate Civil Law, Family Law and EEOC matters. Before entering private practice, Mr. Polott clerked with Judge Lynn N. Hughes of the United States District Court in Houston and with the 157th Civil District Court.

Mr. Polott holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Government and Slavic Studies from The University of Texas at Austin (1992 and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1996) in Cleveland. Mr. Polott was the President of the Student Bar Association at CRWU. He was born in Moscow, Russia and speaks fluent Russian.

Mr. Polott currently serves on the regional board of the Anti-Defamation League and of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington.  He served on the Executive Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington from 2005-08 and remains an active supporter of the organization.