George Anhang, counsel in the firm’s Litigation practice, has wide-ranging experience in litigation matters. Mr. Anhang’s practice is primarily focused on representing public corporations and individuals in securities class actions, derivative cases, mergers and acquisition litigation, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions. He also represents clients in connection with SEC investigations, as well as internal corporate investigations.
Following law school, he was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Stephen V. Wilson, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Mr. Anhang twice served as a law intern at the U.S. Department of Justice, first with the Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and later with the Appellate Staff, Civil Division.
Representations in which Mr. Anhang has played substantial roles in achieving favorable results for clients include:
- CenturyLink, Inc., its chief executive officer, and its chief financial officer in a federal securities class action, which concluded with the complete dismissal with prejudice of the suit.
- eBay Inc. and its Board of Directors in two shareholder derivative lawsuits, which concluded with the voluntary dismissal with prejudice of both suits.
- Fidelity National Financial, Inc. and its subsidiary Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (f/k/a Lender Processing Services, Inc.) in a securities fraud litigation, which concluded with a settlement on terms very favorable to defendants.
- Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. in a securities fraud action, which concluded with the voluntary dismissal of the suit.
- Millennial Media, Inc., in consolidated securities class actions filed in federal court in New York, which concluded with the complete dismissal of the suits.
- Mark Cuban (owner of the Dallas Mavericks) in an insider trading case brought by the SEC, which concluded with a jury verdict in favor of Mr. Cuban.
Mr. Anhang’s other commercial litigation experience includes disputes involving insurance and reinsurance, business torts, commercial contracts, agency and fiduciary duty issues, and ERISA. He has represented Dominique Crenn, the 2016 recipient of the Best Female Chef in the World award, in certain matters. He played a substantial role on litigation teams that, on behalf of several European and Japanese insurance companies, handled matters arising from the September 11 terrorist attacks, including claims relating to the four aircraft destroyed on 9/11, the adverse health effects suffered by rescue and recovery workers at the World Trade Center (WTC) site, and the rebuilding of the WTC.
In addition, Mr. Anhang represents companies and individuals in compliance and enforcement matters and internal investigations relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). His representations have included a biotechnology company and its CEO in a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation involving allegedly improper payments to Chinese officials. The matter concluded successfully with the issuance by the DOJ of a written declination of prosecution.
Mr. Anhang has also played a substantial role in the submission of amicus curiae briefs in a number of significant securities law and other matters. For example:
- On behalf of Washington Legal Foundation (WLF), Mr. Anhang co-wrote an amicus curiae brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court in Calpers v. ANZ Securities that was cited favorably in the Court’s majority opinion.
- For amicus curiae WLF, he later served as counsel of record in the U.S. Supreme Court in China Agritech, Inc. v. Resh.
- In Owens v. The Republic of Sudan et al., Mr. Anhang was counsel of record in the D.C. Court of Appeals for amici curiae law professors Ellen Bublick and Paul Hayden, co-authors of the treatise The Law of Torts (2d ed. 2011), in support of hundreds of family members of the victims of the African embassy bombings of 1998 seeking just compensation for severe emotional distress suffered as a result of the loss of their loved ones.
Harvard Law School
J.D., cum laude
- Executive Editor, Harvard Journal on Legislation
- District of Columbia
- New York
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
- United States District Court for the District of Columbia
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- United States Court of Federal Claims