Milbank Litigation and White Collar partner George Canellos will speak on a panel titled “Litigate or Settle?: Current Considerations in Handling Enforcement Matters Against Firms and Individuals” at the Security Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) C&L Virtual Forum on September 23, 2020.
Hosted by the SIFMA C&L Society, this year’s virtual forum will feature industry leaders’ perspectives on the current regulatory and enforcement environments, lessons learned thus far and more.
Mr. Canellos represents financial institutions, public companies, asset management firms, and individuals in government investigations and contested litigation in federal and state courts and advises clients on corporate governance and compliance with the securities and banking laws. He has received national recognition and many awards for his achievements in litigation and capital markets enforcement. Praised by Chambers USA as “a tremendously talented lawyer” and “very cogent thinker” who is able to “handle difficult situations in a very calming manner,” Mr. Canellos has more than two decades of experience prosecuting and defending white collar criminal cases and civil actions arising under the securities laws, having served twice in federal law enforcement — most recently in top positions at the US Securities and Exchange Commission and earlier in his career as a federal criminal prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.