USA POLITICS: George Conway Biography
INTRODUCTION: George T. Conway III has been a partner in the Litigation Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz since January 1994. He joined the firm in September 1988. His litigation experience has included a variety of high-profile matters spanning many areas of law in federal and state courts throughout the country.
George Conway has extensive experience in securities litigation, mergers and acquisitions litigation, contract litigation, antitrust litigation, and other litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels.
In the area of securities litigation, he briefed and argued the case for respondents in Morrison v. National Australia Bank, in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 does not apply extraterritorially to claims of so-called “foreign-cubed” plaintiffs — foreign investors who purchased securities of foreign issuers on foreign exchanges. He also recently argued and won a precedent-setting motion to dismiss so-called “foreign-squared” claims against EADS brought by American plaintiffs who purchased that foreign company’s shares on foreign exchanges. Mr. Conway also recently argued and won an important appeal under the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 on behalf of the Swiss installation artist Christoph Büchel in the artist’s highly publicized dispute with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
George Conway also successfully represented the Chief Judge of the State of New York and the New York Unified Court System in historic constitutional litigation over the State of New York’s extended failure to adjust judicial salaries.
Mr. Conway also played a substantial role in the successful defense of Kenneth Langone’s Invemed Associates in a disciplinary proceeding before the NASD (now FINRA) that resulted in what the New York Times called a “withering,” “high-profile defeat” for the regulators.
Mr. Conway’s work in mergers and acquisitions litigation includes the representation of Rohm and Haas Co. and ADVO, Inc., in, respectively, Rohm and Haas v. Dow Chemical Co., and Valassis Communications v. ADVO, two Delaware Chancery Court cases involving claims to enforce merger agreements, as well as two historic cases in the development of Delaware corporate law governing mergers and acquisitions, QVC v. Paramount Communications and Paramount Communications v. Time Inc. and Warner Communications, in addition to many other cases involving contests for corporate control in the Delaware courts and elsewhere over the past two decades.
In addition, Mr. Conway played a substantial role in prosecuting one of the most prominent defamation cases in recent memory (Philip Morris v. American Broadcasting Cos.). He has extensive experience in merger-related private antitrust litigation and government antitrust investigations, including the defense of Cardinal Health in the preliminary injunction proceedings before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in FTC v. Cardinal Health.
George Conway also represented the National Football League in trademark and antitrust litigation against the Dallas Cowboys in NFL Properties v. Dallas Cowboys Football Club. His pro bono work includes his successful representation in the Second Circuit of crime victims and public-interest groups as amici curiae in opposing claims that federal law requires the State of New York to allow felons to vote while still incarcerated.
Mr. Conway is a graduate of Harvard College, where in 1984 he received an A.B. magna cum laude in Biochemical Sciences. He received his J.D. in 1987 from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. In 1987 and 1988, he served as a law clerk to Circuit Judge Ralph K. Winter, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Major Cases of George T Conway III
- Conway’s one of the high-profile projects was against NASD in defense of Kenneth Langone’s Invemed Associates; where his team won. NASD is now known as FINRA.
- George fought against the State of NY for its unsuccessful act on salaries of judicial representing chief judge and NY Unified Court System.
- He won the case representing Swiss artist Christoph Buchel against Massachusetts Museum Contemporary art under Visual Artists Rights of 1990.
- He represented EADS against American Plaintiffs and won.
- He voluntarily represented Second Circuit of crime victims against the State of NY. This case was against the voting rights of criminals in prison.
- Conway represented Philip Morris against American Broadcasting Cos. For defamation.
- He represented Cardinal Health against FTC and other many antitrust litigations. One of them is against Dallas Cowboys Vs NFL properties.
- Conway also helped Mrs. Linda Tripp to find a new lawyer in Monica Lewinsky case against Ex-President Bill Clinton. He was actively involved in this case but his doesn’t appear on the record because he wanted it to be secret. The main reason behind this was of some democrats like Bernard W. Nussbaum in Wachtell firm. Nussbaum was the former counsel on White House.
- He represented Paramount communications against Warner Communications and Time Inc.
- QVC against Paramount Communications
- Two enforce merger agreements cases
- Delaware corporate law governing mergers and acquisitions
- Represented Rohm and Haas Co and ADVO in mergers and acquisitions litigation
- Valassis Communication Vs ADVO
- He represented a big tobacco company for litigation.
- Against Felon Voting Rights.
Paula Jones Lawsuit Against Bill Clinton
For years it has been noted that Conway was an influential consultant to the Paula Jones lawsuit against Bill Clinton for sexual harassment. His involvement consisted in finding a new attorney to represent Linda Tripp, the woman who recorded many of the conversations that led to the Lewinsky scandal.
George T. Conway is the husband of Kellyanne Conway; who was the campaign manager of President Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential election campaign. They have four children together.
– George Conway Biography (wlrk)