Columbia Law School,
J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Charles Evans Hughes Fellow, 1988
B.A., English, with honors, 1982
District of Columbia
US Ct Appeals, 2nd Circuit (CT, NY, VT)
District of Columbia USDC
New Jersey USDC
New York USDC, Eastern District
New York USDC, Southern District
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
The Legal 500 United States (2016, 2017) - recommended in Securities litigation: defense
Thompson Coburn LLP
Baker Hostetler LLP
Schiff Hardin LLP
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
Founding member of the board of directors of an India-based non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on human rights and women's rights issues
Represented an Afghan NGO supporting community development efforts in responding to an investigation by the Department of Defense's special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction
Geoff is a securities litigator who is known for successfully handling high-stakes internal investigations and complex commercial disputes. He represents clients in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and New York attorney general (NYAG) enforcement actions, as well as shareholder class and derivative actions, and hostile takeover litigation.
In addition, Geoff handles civil, criminal and regulatory matters for large private and public companies and individuals, representing them in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and offering compliance advice and False Claims Act qui tam defense. The majority of his cases involve parallel proceedings, or competing actions and investigations that must be defended simultaneously in multiple forums.
Geoff's experience as a diplomat in Paris and Mumbai provides insight into the needs and concerns of international clients. His hands-on approach and in-depth understanding of the issues at stake in these complex matters have resulted in long and trusting relationships with clients.
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