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George M. Williams jr

George M. Williams jr

Special Counsel

T: +1 212 836 8840
F: +1 212 836 8689

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  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    JD, magna cum laude, 1978, Articles Editor, Law Review; Russell Sage Residency in Law and Social Science
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    PhD, 1971
  • Davidson College
    BA, summa cum laude, 1966, Phi Beta Kappa


  • New York


  • American Bar Association

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York

  • TriBar Opinion Committee American Association for the Advancement of Science Linguistic Society of America


  • German

George M. Williams Jr. is Special Counsel in the New York office of Kaye Scholer’s Finance Department. He advises clients with regard to corporate, banking, securities and commodities law questions, including matters relating to the regulation of US and non-US banks and other lending institutions by federal and New York State authorities, bank lending documentation, the law of secured transactions, the regulation of broker-dealers, swap dealers, major swap participants, asset-backed securitization vehicles, commodity pools and investment companies, and corporate governance and periodic reporting under the securities laws. Some of the more specific kinds of matters as to which George advises clients are the treatment of private equity investments, proprietary trading and hedging under the Volcker Rule, issues that may arise in connection with a determination that a company is systemically important, the structuring and documenting of private equity investments to accommodate the requirements of the Volcker Rule, capital and liquidity requirements, public disclosure of bank regulatory risk factors under the securities laws,  control under the Bank Holding Company Act and compliance with swaps and commodity pool regulation.

George is a member of the TriBar Opinion Committee.

He is fluent in German.