George Barchini practices complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, with a focus on securities litigation, financial products litigation, and contractual disputes. He also has experience conducting internal investigations on behalf of companies and representing clients in connection with regulatory investigations and enforcement matters.
George's recent representations include public companies, special committees, financial institutions, compliance officers, and individuals in investigations and litigation involving disclosure, complex financial products, the Alien Tort Statute, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also has served as lead counsel in cases arising out of the Fair Credit Reporting Act in jurisdictions across the United States.
George has a demonstrated commitment to public service and maintains an active pro bono practice. He has represented clients in unaccompanied minor and domestic violence cases, has represented detainees in immigration proceedings, and has participated in the U.S. Department of Justice's Clemency Initiative. George also serves as the chair of the Young Professionals Board of buildOn, a nonprofit organization that seeks to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations.
Prior to joining Jones Day, George worked in-house at a boutique consulting and advisory group in New York, where he advised senior management, clients, and staff on regulatory compliance and transactional matters. He also worked directly for the CEO of City Year, an education-focused national service organization. George has served in federal and state government positions with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Executive Office of the Governor of Massachusetts.
American internet retailer responds to SEC investigation
Jones Day is representing an American internet retailer in response to an SEC investigation concerning its initial coin offering and related public statements.
Hedge fund owner defends against charges of violating Alien Tort Statute
Jones Day is representing Raj Rajaratnam, a prominent hedge fund owner and portfolio manager, in a lawsuit claiming his donations to Sri Lankan-oriented charities violated the Alien Tort Statute.
- University of Michigan (J.D. 2015; Race and Curriculum Editor, Michigan Journal of Race & Law; President, Law School Student Senate); Northeastern University (B.A. in Political Science summa cum laude 2010)
- New York and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
- Intern, U.S. Department of Justice, Access to Justice Initiative (Summer 2013); Analyst, U.S. Department of Defense (2009); Governor's Aide, Executive Office of the Governor of Massachusetts (Summer 2008)