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What the team is known for A major player in securities regulatory enforcement matters, with a large share of the market in mandates involving major accounting firms and financial institutions. Also regularly represents broker-dealers, mutual funds and investment advisers. Handles investigations brought by diverse regulators, including the SEC and FINRA, covering issues such as FCPA violations, insider trading and market manipulation.
Work highlights Represented VEREIT in investigations by the SEC and other authorities in relation to financial statements and accounting processes. The matter also involved several civil actions.
George Canellos draws huge praise from market peers, who label him "first-rate" and "one of the best attorneys I've ever met." He handles major regulatory investigations for investment funds, banks and accounting firms, as well as high-ranking executives. "He's extremely smart and well respected," states a source. "He is really savvy, creative and strategic."