January 5, 2021

Milbank Partner George Canellos Named to Benchmark Litigation 2021 “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” List


Milbank LLP is pleased to announce that George S. Canellos, Global Head of the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Group, has been named to the Benchmark Litigation “Top 100 Trial Lawyers – U.S.” list of 2021.

The Benchmark Litigation list recognizes an elite group of litigators from across the country who have been selected following an extensive research process, which included peer and client reviews and an examination of recent casework. Benchmark Litigation has notes that Mr. Canellos “has unquestioned credibility from both the bar and the bench.”

Scott Edelman, Chairman of Milbank, said: “We are thrilled to see George recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a leading trial lawyer. George is one of the most widely admired securities enforcement and white collar attorneys in the legal profession today, and this award is a testament to his tremendous expertise and leadership on some of the largest and most complex white collar and securities cases in recent years.”

Mr. Canellos has over two decades of experience prosecuting and defending entities, individuals and entire industries in landmark white collar criminal cases and civil actions arising under federal securities laws. He has served twice in federal law enforcement — most recently in top positions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and earlier in his career as a federal criminal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Canellos rejoined Milbank in 2014, after working at the firm as a partner from 2003 to 2009.

To read more about this recognition from Benchmark Litigation, please click here.