George focuses on the representation of public corporations and individuals in securities class actions, derivative cases, mergers and acquisition litigation, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions.
Following law school, he was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Stephen V. Wilson, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. George twice served as a law intern at the U.S. Department of Justice, first with the Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and later with the Appellate Staff, Civil Division.

Expertise

Experience

Representative matters

SECURITIES LITIGATION REPRESENTATIONS IN WHICH GEORGE HAS PLAYED SUBSTANTIAL ROLES IN ACHIEVING FAVORABLE RESULTS FOR CLIENTS INCLUDE:

eBay Inc. and its Board of Directors in two shareholder derivative lawsuits, which concluded with the voluntary dismissal of both suits.

Millennial Media, Inc., in consolidated securities class actions, which concluded with the voluntary dismissal of the suits.

Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. in a securities fraud action, which concluded with the voluntary dismissal of the suit.

Pro bono

In Owens v. The Republic of Sudan et al., George was counsel of record in the D.C. Court of Appeals for amicus curiae law professors Ellen Bublick and Paul Hayden, co-authors of the treatise The Law of Torts (2d ed. 2011). On their behalf, George filed a brief in support of the plaintiffs-appellees, who were hundreds of family members of the victims of the African embassy bombings of 1998 seeking just compensation under common law tort principles.

In Reisman v. AFUM (S. Ct. No. 19-847), George filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the National Association of Scholars relating to the First Amendment rights of university faculty members with regard to controversial matters of public concern.

Qualifications

Admissions

Attorney-at-Law, New York State (First Dept), 1993

Attorney-at-Law, D.C., 1999

Courts

United States Supreme Court, 2014

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2012

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2022

United States Court of Federal Claims, 2008

United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 2022

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2021

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2013

Academic

J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1991
Executive Editor, Harvard Journal on Legislation

B.A., magna cum laude, Philosophy and Political Science, Yale University, 1986

Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.