Georgia K. Winston

Partner

212 335 2972

gwinston@wmhlaw.com

Georgia focuses on white collar criminal and regulatory matters and complex commercial litigation. Clients appreciate her thoughtfully aggressive approach: she listens closely to understand their legal challenges and designs litigation strategies that align with their business goals.

Georgia helps resolve disputes for individuals and companies across a wide range of industries, from finance to health care. She has achieved positive results for her clients in numerous contracts, fraud, and business tort cases in state and federal courts, as well as in internal investigations and regulatory matters. Georgia’s practice often includes assisting clients in evaluating legal risk and negotiating practical and strategic solutions to disputes. She also has significant experience in matters involving New York City operations, including successful challenges to agency determinations and other government actions.

Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Georgia was a partner in the litigation and white collar and investigations groups of a preeminent global law firm. Earlier in her career, she served in the Staff Attorney’s Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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Experience

Represented financing company in New York State Supreme Court in connection with claims of fraud and breach of contract.

Represented former company president, after convictions for fraud and obstruction of justice, in connection with post-conviction motions, sentencing, and related matters.

Represented a financial services company in connection with a multistate attorneys general investigation into allegedly unfair business practices and in related federal court litigation.

Obtained a favorable settlement for a financing company in a suit in New York State court alleging fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty, and conducted an internal investigation in connection with those claims.

Represented a home improvement company in a series of administrative proceedings, trial-level litigation (including trial), and appeals in various states in connection with the company’s efforts to recover sales taxes it paid on behalf of customers on certain credit card transactions in which the customers ultimately defaulted.

Won dismissal of all claims, which was affirmed on appeal, in defense of challenge under zoning and environmental laws to plans by a New York City nonprofit to establish a homeless shelter and related programs in a new neighborhood.

Moved for emergency relief in connection with the termination of a company’s IT services and, as a result, was able to negotiate a favorable settlement on behalf of the client.

Recognitions

Local Litigation Star, General Commercial Litigation and White Collar Crime, Benchmark Litigation (2021)

Notable Women in Law, Crain’s New York Business (2019)