George's practice focuses on securities and corporate governance litigation, related SEC investigations, and professional liability for accounting firms. He also has extensive experience conducting internal investigations on behalf of boards of directors of both public and private companies.

Chambers USA currently reports that “Greer displays 'exceptional judgment and strategic insight' and is considered 'very thoughtful about what the client wants and needs.'  He is well known for his proficiency in complex securities defense litigation..."  A prior edition of Chambers USA reported that “The market describes him as a ‘bright, strategic’ lawyer who ‘understands how to deal with people effectively’ and ‘gets great results.'"  He has been named Securities Lawyer of the Year for Seattle in four of the five most recent years.

George has represented issuers, officers, directors, accountants and underwriters in class action securities litigation and in SEC investigations and enforcement proceedings.  George's practice also includes representation of companies, boards of directors, Special Litigation Committees and individuals in corporate governance disputes.

George is an Affiliate Instructor at the University of Washington School of Law, where he teaches Legal Problem Solving in the Corporate Context.

    • Representation of Microsoft in a derivative action pending in federal court.
    • Representation of a Big Four accounting firm in an SEC investigation.
    • Representation of a Big Four accounting firm in state court litigation stemming from the Madoff fraud.
    • Representation of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Fortune 500 company in internal investigation concerning FCPA issues.

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