One of three Global Co-Chairmen of the Board. Primary focus is on advising clients on mission-critical issues and developing new business.
Co-founded predecessor firm Sard Verbinnen & Co. in 1992 and served as Chairman and co-CEO until the firm merged with Finsbury Glover Hering in 2021.
An avid (but not very good) tennis player, an active theatergoer, and a loyal New York Yankees and Giants fan.
For over 30 years, George has represented Fortune 500 companies and private firms in many industries on long-term investor and media positioning programs and in high-profile crises and special situations. These include mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, restructurings, earnings issues, high-level executive changes, and sensitive legal and regulatory matters.
Notable engagements include:
TEGNA on its pending sale after two successful proxy defenses
CoreLogic on its sale to private equity after bearhug by activist.
Tiffany on its acquisition by LVMH
T-Mobile on its acquisition of Sprint
21st Century Fox on its acquisition by Disney
Qualcomm on its proposed acquisition of NXP and defense against a hostile takeover by Broadcom
Board of Wells Fargo on independent investigation of retail sales practices
Starwood Hotels & Resorts on contested acquisition by Marriott
The Special Committee of the Dell Computer Board on a take-private transaction
Martha Stewart on her defense against criminal charges
Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, AIG, and Freddie Mac during the financial crisis of 2008