Special Counsel, Withersworldwide
Georges is special counsel in the litigation and arbitration team.
Georges is an experienced white-collar defense attorney and former prosecutor who has focused on representing art world clients over the past 17 years. He has tried over 30 felony jury trials to verdict and has handled both criminal and civil matters that have received international media coverage.
For art market and other clients who have been under investigation by the Government, Georges has appeared before the New York County District Attorney’s Office; the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; the New York State Attorney General’s Office; the Department of Homeland Security; United States Customs and Border Protection; United States Fish and Wildlife Service; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; the IRS Criminal Investigation Division; the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance; and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of Investigations.
Georges also represents collectors, art dealers, authenticators, galleries, museums, auction houses and luxury brand retailers in a wide range of civil matters involving title, provenance, authenticity, breach of contract and civil fraud. Georges advises these same clients as to compliance with federal and state government regulations involving the sale, transfer or other disposition of art and cultural assets.