George A. Davidson serves as an arbitrator in international and domestic disputes. He has arbitrated disputes under ICDR, AAA and CPR rules and has been counsel in arbitrations under ICC and UNCITRAL rules. Many of his appointments have been in disputes involving allegations of financial fraud and several have involved hedge funds. He also serves as a judge in moot court arguments (www.mootpanel.com). He serves pro bono as a referee in lawyer disciplinary cases by appointment of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department.Prior to becoming senior counsel on January 1, 2013 he had been engaged in litigation and arbitration of complex international and domestic disputes at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP for more than 40 years, chairing the firm’s dispute resolution practice from 1994 to 2007. He has considerable experience in cross-border disputes, accounting and securities fraud claims, banking and financial services industry disputes, corporate governance disputes, and litigation involving colleges and universities and other non-profits.
In the course of more than forty years as counsel in domestic and cross-border disputes, George Davidson gained experience in a wide variety of areas. In particular, he has involvements of a decade or more in music licensing antitrust suits, securities, banking and bankruptcy fraud suits, cross-border bank fraud litigation, accountant’s liability cases, representation of trusts created in asbestos bankruptcies, and representation of charitable organizations and colleges and universities in numerous litigations of various kinds. These experiences have given him familiarly with such entities as banks, securities brokers, commodities traders, accounting firms, charitable organizations, trusts, and colleges and universities.In addition to these areas of long involvement, George Davidson has had significant experience in a number of other areas, such that his experience includes all of the following:
Accounting, Discrimination, Multi-party Disputes, Antitrust, Distributorships, Patents, Art and Cultural Property, Employment, Partnership Disputes, Banking, Entertainment, Product Liability, Civil Rights, Financial Institutions, Professional Malpractice, Commercial, Financial Instruments, Real Estate, Commodities Trading, Financial Services, Securities, Construction & Design, Fraud and Misrepresentation, Securities Clearing, International Transactions, Trademarks, Copyright, Insurance, Trusts, Corporate Control, Licensing, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions
Senior Counsel, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, 2013-present* Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, 1974-2012* Associate, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, 1968-1974* Law Clerk, Hon. Paul R. Hays, United States Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit 1967-68* J.D. magna cum laude, Columbia Law School 1967* Recent Developments Editor, Columbia Law Review, 1966-67* A.B. Brown University, 1964