George W. Kroup

Senior Counsel

212 335 2381

gkroup@wmhlaw.com

George is a creative commercial litigator with extensive experience bringing his clients’ most complex matters to successful resolution. His practice encompasses every aspect of pre-trial, trial, and appellate practice – from taking and defending expert and fact depositions to authoring briefs, arguing motions, and presenting witnesses at trial.

George works across industries – such as media, energy, health care, and finance – and has taken matters to conclusion before federal and state courts, bankruptcy courts, arbitral bodies, and administrative tribunals. Many of his matters have a cross-border component, and he has frequently partnered with counsel and experts from other jurisdictions, including Italy, the Bahamas, and England, to apply foreign law in U.S. courts or to resolve international disputes that implicate U.S. law.

George maintains an active pro bono practice, including extensive work on anti-corruption matters for the New York City Bar Association’s Cyrus Vance Center. Recently, George briefed and argued an immigration appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He also authored an amicus curiae brief on behalf of veterans’ organizations in support of challenges to the Department of Defense’s discriminatory policies against transgender service members.

Prior to joining WMH, George practiced for more than 10 years in the litigation department of a prominent international law firm where, in addition to complex commercial litigation matters, he conducted internal investigations and represented clients in regulatory inquiries.

Experience

Served as counsel to a power plant builder and operator in connection with a multimillion-dollar statutory interpleader action arising from a dispute between investors.

Served as counsel to an international solar energy company accused of violating the whistleblower provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act by retaliating against an employee who allegedly reported securities law violations.

Served as trial and appellate counsel for a major cable provider in a lawsuit alleging violations of FCC regulations. Obtained a complete victory on de novo review by the full commission.

Served as litigation counsel for the media company debtor in a disputed bankruptcy confirmation proceeding. The debtor’s plan was confirmed over all objections.

Served as trial counsel for a global financial institution in a lawsuit concerning the valuation of defaulted derivatives contracts. The matter settled at trial.

Served as arbitration counsel – and obtained a total victory – in a dispute concerning the tax obligations of affiliated entities following a spin-off transaction.