A Partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department, George S. Wang represents clients in a variety of litigation and regulatory matters, including securities fraud cases, class action litigation, and governmental and internal investigations. George also is part of the Firm’s International Regulatory Practice and has extensive experience on U.S. economic sanctions and other export and trade issues.
Over the past two years, George has defended a wide range of clients in securities class actions, including:
- Best Buy in securing a landmark decision denying class certification in a securities fraud class action;
- Cresud Sociedad Anónima Comercial, Inmobiliaria, Financiera y Agropecuaria (CRESUD) in securities class action alleging inaccuracies in financial statements;
- Pfizer in defense of securities class action litigation alleging false and misleading statements made in connection with Bextra and Celebrex;
- Regional Management and former private equity shareholders in obtaining the successful dismissal of securities class action alleging false and misleading statements about loan loss reserves;
- Virtus Investments in securities class action alleging false and misleading statements concerning coal mining operations; and
- Weight Watchers in obtaining the complete dismissal of securities class action.
George conducts confidential internal investigations and represents companies and corporate officers faced with government investigations. On trade issues, George has extensive experience with economic sanctions in particular, including nearly two decades of advising clients on regulations issued by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. economic sanctions laws targeting Iran, and other U.S. laws relevant to international and cross-border transactions.
George also regularly represents clients in other significant commercial disputes including in antitrust litigation and other competition matters involving price fixing, cartel and other restraint of trade allegations. George received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 1995.
He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard Law Review. George joined Simpson Thacher in 1999, immediately following a clerkship with The Honorable Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He was elected Partner in 2006.
- Harvard Law School, 1998 J.D.
- magna cum laude; Harvard Law Review, 1996–1998
- Harvard University, 1995 A.B.
- magna cum laude
Admissions : New York 1999
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