A seasoned litigator, George A. Stamboulidis has tried dozens of complex federal jury trials as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. Recognized for his experience in the areas of white collar and business defense, George is regularly engaged by corporations, directors and officers to advise and defend in complex federal grand jury and regulatory investigations.
He counsels and successfully represents Fortune 100 companies on FCPA issues, including conducting reviews to make best practice policy enhancements to corporate compliance policies, revise and optimize corporate training programs, and conduct testing to ensure that the policy enhancements are followed. He also routinely advises on enhanced due diligence.
George is trusted for his integrity and sound judgment in corporate monitorship positions. He has been appointed a federal monitor five times by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). George is Managing Partner of BakerHostetler’s New York office and co-leader of BakerHostetler’s national White Collar, Investigations and Securities Enforcement and Litigation practice, which is ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
He is a nationally recognized lecturer on corporate criminal liability and the use of proactive defense tactics, and he regularly presents to members of the financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical, energy, construction and real estate industries, among others.
- Secured complete dismissal of all charges against the CEO of a half-billion-dollar nationwide commercial real estate conglomerate charged in a 73-count fraud and money laundering indictment. Unwavering commitment to establishing the client’s innocence resulted in the filing of a compelling pretrial dismissal motion, which established that the indictment was obtained through a defective grand jury process. As part of a multipronged defense strategy, following the pretrial hearing, the entire indictment was dismissed by the court.
- Obtained a federal jury victory for the defense in alleged antitrust price-fixing in the auto parts market.
- Serves as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.
- Served as the outside independent monitor of Mellon Bank N.A. for the United States Attorney’s Office. Led a team responsible for the oversight of Mellon’s compliance with the terms and conditions of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. This monitorship continued after Mellon’s subsequent merger with the Bank of New York.
- As monitor of one of the world’s largest engineering and electronics conglomerates, led a team that provided an independent report to the New York State Comptroller’s Office regarding the corporation’s internal controls with regard to compliance, government contracting and procurement systems. The team provided reports and recommendations for action after conducting interviews and testing systems of the organization’s medical business.
- Diversity Law Institute: Member
- International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors: Member
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- New York State Bar Association
- The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
- Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2000, Strategies of Persuasion Executive Education Program
- J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1985
- B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1982, Phi Beta Kappa
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1990
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2013
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2001
- U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 2001
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1990
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