Katie George represents clients in high-stakes securities class actions and derivative litigation. 

Ms. George leverages keen business acumen and trusted relationships to guide public corporations, international banks, and their boards of directors in:

  • State and federal securities fraud litigation
  • Executive compensation disputes
  • Complex commercial disputes
  • Asset tracing and recovery
  • Securities-related and complex commercial trials and arbitrations

She helps clients identify potential securities law issues and strategizes solutions for optimal outcomes.

Ms. George maintains an active pro bono practice. She has secured asylum for immigrants, obtained orders of protection for victims of domestic violence, protected prisoners’ rights in Section 1983 actions, advised in guardian ad litem proceedings, and represented a client in a labor trafficking case. 

Ms. George currently serves on the firm’s Women Enriching Business (WEB) committee. She has also served as the head of the Women Lawyers Group in the firm’s Chicago office.

Ms. George’s experience includes representing:

  • 2U, a leading education technology company, in a pending securities class action and derivative suits alleging misleading statements in connection with financial projections
  • A. O. Smith, a world-leading provider of water-heating and water-treatment solutions, in securing the dismissal of a federal securities class action alleging false and misleading statements based on a short-seller’s report
  • Camping World and its company’s officers and directors in securing dismissal of a stockholder derivative action, one of the first rulings that applied the demand futility analysis that the Delaware Supreme Court established in Zuckerberg
  • Camping World in a suit brought by Precise Graphix related to its an appearance on a television show, The Profit
  • fuboTV and certain of its officers in securities class action and derivative suits that alleged securities law violations
  • NextGen Healthcare in securing a complete defense jury verdict in the first holder’s claim to go to trial in the US in nearly 90 years, recognized by the Daily Journal as a Top Verdict of 2022
  • Riverstone Holdings and certain former directors and officers of Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. in a securities class action and opt-out suit alleging securities and state law violations arising from a de-SPAC
  • TechnipFMC and certain of its officers in a securities fraud class action arising from the company’s restatement of its reported financials due to errors in accounting for temporary gains and losses on naturally hedged currency positions
  • UBS in various forms of litigation to successfully collect on a 2019 US$1 billion judgment, negotiating separate settlements with two entities, and commencing a turnover petition for judgment collection
  • Walmart and certain of its officers in securities class actions that alleged securities law violations

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 2011
    high honors
  • BS, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, 2008
    with high distinction