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George S. Wang
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-2228
Fax: +1-212-455-2502
George Wang is a Litigation Partner who focuses on securities litigation, class action litigation and other complex commercial litigation.  Over the past few years, George has defended a wide range of clients in securities class actions, including Best Buy, KKR, Pfizer, Regional Management, Vitamin Shoppe, Walter Energy and Weight Watchers.  George also represents clients in antitrust litigation and other competition matters involving price fixing, cartel and other restraint of trade allegations.  He also has extensive experience on economic sanctions, over a decade of advising clients on OFAC and other economic sanctions issues in corporate transactions, internal investigations and governmental inquiries. 

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Work Highlights
  • Best Buy in securing landmark decisions denying class certification in securities class action;
  • Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anónima (IRSA) in securities class action challenging non-consolidation of an affiliate’s 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. 
Accolades
  • New York Law Journal, “Rising Star” in Litigation
Education
  • 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

A Partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department, George Wang represents clients in a variety of litigation and regulatory matters, including securities fraud cases, class action litigation, and governmental and internal investigations.

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;
  • Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anónima (IRSA) in securities class action challenging non-consolidation of an affiliate’s 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;
  • Sterling Partners in securities class action relating to Adeptus Health;
  • 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.

Other clients have included American Electric Power, Bank of America, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Vitamin Shoppe and Wells Fargo.

George also conducts confidential internal investigations and represents companies and corporate officers faced with government investigations. George has extensive experience with economic sanctions issues 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 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. In 2013, George was recognized as a Rising Star by New York Law Journal in its inaugural class of Rising Stars.

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