George Anhang, a Counsel in the firm’s Litigation practice, has experience in a wide range of litigation matters. Mr. Anhang focuses his practice on the representation of public corporations and individuals in securities class actions, derivative cases, mergers and acquisition litigation, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions.
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.
Securities Litigation representations in which Mr. Anhang has played substantial roles in achieving favorable results for clients include:
- eBay Inc. and its Board of Directors in two shareholder derivative lawsuits, which concluded with the voluntary dismissal of both suits.
- Millennial Media, Inc., in consolidated securities class actions, which concluded with the voluntary dismissal of the suits.
- Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. in a securities fraud action, which concluded with the voluntary dismissal of the suit.
- ChannelAdvisor Corp., an e-commerce company, and its Board of Directors, in a securities class action, which concluded with the dismissal of all claims by the district court, and an affirmance of the dismissal by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
- CenturyLink, Inc., its chief executive officer, and its chief financial officer in a federal securities class action, which concluded with the dismissal of the suit by the district court.
- Fidelity National Financial, Inc. and its subsidiary Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (f/k/a Lender Processing Services, Inc.) in a securities fraud action, which concluded with a settlement on terms very favorable to defendants.
- 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. Drawing on his involvement in the case, Mr. Anhang wrote the Foreward in Steinberg, The Securities and Exchange Commission v. Cuban—A Trial of Insider Trading (Twelve Tables Press 2019).
Mr. Anhang’s commercial litigation experience also includes a wide range of other disputes, which have often involved an international dimension. In employment matters, he has represented Dominique Crenn, a recipient of the Best Female Chef in the World award, and a global petrochemical and life sciences company headquartered in Tokyo. He played a substantial role on litigation teams that, on behalf of several European and Japanese 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 has represented 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 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. The brief was cited approvingly in the Court’s majority opinion. CalPERS v. ANZ Securities, Inc., 137 S. Ct. 2042, 2054 (2017).
- On behalf of the National Association of Scholars, he served as counsel of record in Reisman v. AFUM (S. Ct. No. 19-847).
- For amicus curiae WLF, he served as counsel of record in China Agritech, Inc. v. Resh (S. Ct. No. 17-432).
- 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). On their behalf, Mr. Anhang filed a brief in support of hundreds of family members of the victims of the African embassy bombings of 1998 seeking compensation for severe emotional distress.
J.D., cum laude
- Executive Editor, Harvard Journal on Legislation
- United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
- United States Court of Federal Claims