George G. Yearsich advises on and litigates corporate and securities law issues. He counsels corporations, investment funds, and broker-dealers on disclosure and securities law compliance issues, corporate governance, and transactions. These issues include mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and public and private securities offerings. He also provides guidance on stockholders’ agreements, hostile takeovers, and corporate restructurings. Corporations also turn to George for help with employee benefits plans and executive compensation.
George’s litigation work includes securities fraud class action defenses, internal investigations, and special committee assignments.
From 1977 to 1981, George was Special Counsel to two chairmen of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): Harold M. Williams and John S.R. Shad. From 1976 to 1977, George clerked for Ninth Circuit Judge Herbert Y.C. Choy.
Butler University, 1972, B.A.
Harvard Law School, 1976, J.D.
District of Columbia
Clerkship to Judge Herbert Choy of the US Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit (1976 - 1977)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
Member, Illinois Bar Association
Editor, Law Review
Recipient, Sears Prize
Ranked, The Best Lawyers in America (2008–2011, 2017–2018)