George Casey is Global Managing Partner of the firm. He also serves as Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group Leader and Global Head of Corporate, while continuing his full-time practice.
He has extensive experience in U.S. domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, ranging from public company acquisitions to complex carve-out sales, strategic investments and joint venture transactions, representing many of the largest U.S. and non-U.S. corporate and investment banking clients. He regularly advises Boards of Directors and management on corporate governance and shareholder relations issues. George combines a very diverse transactional experience with a deep understanding of clients’ businesses across the chemicals, healthcare, mining and metals, media, cable, technology and telecommunications industries.
George regularly represents multinational corporate clients, including Anglo American, Celanese, Dow Chemical, GlaxoSmithKline, LANXESS, Liberty Global, LyondellBasell, Nokia, Novartis and Thomson Reuters as well as sovereign wealth funds.
George has been inducted by Legal 500 into the Corporate/M&A “Hall of Fame,” one of only 21 M&A lawyers across the United States who were awarded this recognition, and was named a “Dealmaker of the Year” and “Transatlantic Corporate Dealmaker” for his transactional work. Chambers quotes clients who describe him as a "phenomenal lawyer" who is "very good at giving very strategic advice" and say that his "experience and perspective…makes him one of [their] most trusted advisers."
In addition to his work with clients, George is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he teaches a course on mergers and acquisitions. He is also a regular lecturer on U.S. M&A at l’École de Droit de la Sorbonne – Université Paris I.
J.D., cum laude
Diploma in International Law (with honors)