Georgina Druce is a dual qualified lawyer in New York and England & Wales and focuses her practice on white collar investigations, securities litigation, and enforcement actions. Georgina has represented individuals and organizations in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission and also has significant experience conducting domestic and cross-border internal investigations, including conducting witness interviews and internal and external reporting. In addition to her investigations experience, Georgina has represented clients in federal and state litigation involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, complex financial products, and contractual disputes. She also served as lead counsel in dozens of cases arising out of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Prior to joining the New York Office, Georgina worked in Jones Day's London Office for five years, where she worked on matters involving civil fraud and bribery and corruption. Her experience included obtaining a $450m judgment for the liquidators of Weavering Capital, the failed hedge fund manager, in their fraud proceedings against former directors and employees, and advising a financial institution in a multinational corruption investigation involving the UK Bribery Act.
Georgina is also committed to pro bono service. She has guided clients facing criminal charges through the cooperation process and was successful in obtaining a non-prosecution agreement on behalf of a client facing serious criminal charges. Georgina also works with organizations including Immigration Equality and Kids In Need of Defense, representing asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors.
Jones Day secures asylum for LGBTQ Jamaican
Jones Day secured asylum for DG, a Jamaican native, based on her membership of the LGBTQ community.
One Equity Partners acquires All Metro Health Care
Jones Day represented One Equity Partners LLC in connection with its acquisition of All Metro Health Care, a provider of in home care services.
SFW Capital Partners makes strategic investment in Gerson Lehrman Group
Jones Day represented SFW Capital Partners in connection with its $212 million strategic investment in Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc., a leading global platform for professional learning.
National bank resolves threat of service discontinuation by vendor
Jones Day represented a national bank in litigation brought by a vendor that provides armored car and other cash-in-transit services to the bank's branches and ATMs.
Mahindra Satyam resolves global investor claims
Jones Day resolved world-wide claims brought against Mahindra Satyam by former investors in connection with the alleged admission of Satyam's former Chairman that he deliberately misstated the Company's accounts for several years.
Weavering Capital secures $450 million judgment in largest hedge fund fraud in British history
In May 2012, the English High Court handed down a $450 million judgment against Magnus Peterson and three other directors and senior employees of Weavering Capital (UK) Limited, the London based manager of the Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund Limited (the "Macro Fund"), a Cayman Islands hedge fund that collapsed in March 2009, in an action where Jones Day acted for Duff & Phelps, the liquidators of Weavering Capital (UK) Limited.
Two Ghanaian companies arbitrate dispute with Ghana in ICC International Court of Arbitration
Jones Day represents two Ghanaian companies with British, Canadian, and Indian shareholders against the Government of Ghana in a gold mining dispute arbitrated at the International Chamber of Commerce, International Court of Arbitration.
Kelso Place Asset Management portfolio company acquires Viatel's UK business and Community Internet Group
Jones Day advised Kelso Place Asset Management Limited in the acquisition by its portfolio company MDNX Limited of VTL (UK) Limited, the UK business of next generation networking-based service provider Viatel, and Community Internet Group Ltd., the parent company of CI-Net Limited and Interdart Limited.
London & Stamford acquires Radial Distribution from Warner Estate Joint Ventures and Uberior Ventures for £208.5 million ($310 million)
Jones Day advised London & Stamford Investments Limited in its £208.5 million ($310 million) acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Radial Distribution Limited from Warner Estate Joint Ventures Limited and Uberior Ventures Limited.
Standard Bank refinances $50 million syndicated secured credit facility to Premium Tobacco International Limited
Jones Day counseled Standard Bank Plc, as agent and arranger, in connection with the refinancing of a $50 million syndicated secured credit facility provided to Premium Tobacco International Limited, a tobacco producer, for the purposes of purchasing, processing, and exporting tobacco from Malawi.
- June 2012Defrauded in the UK: Is Your Best Option Civil or Criminal?
- Georgetown University (LL.M. in International Legal Studies with a National Security Law Certificate with distinction 2008; Dean's List); BPP Law School (Legal Practice Course with distinction 2007; Graduate Diploma in Law with commendation 2006); Durham University (B.A. in Philosophy with first class honours 2005)
- New York and solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
- National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy (legal externship, Spring 2008) and the Office of Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. (legal internship, Spring 2008)
- British Legal Awards (2012) — "Litigation & Regulatory Team of the Year" finalist