Milbank LLP

George S Canellos

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George Canellos, Milbank’s Global Head of Litigation, represents financial institutions, public companies, asset management firms, and individuals in government investigations and contested litigation in federal and state courts, and advises clients on corporate governance and compliance with the securities/banking laws. He has over two decades of experience prosecuting and defending white collar criminal cases and civil actions arising under the securities laws, having served twice in federal law enforcement— most recently in top positions at the SEC and earlier as an SDNY prosecutor.


JD, Columbia Law School (Harlan Fisk Stone scholar); AB (magna cum laude), Harvard College.