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.
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