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George J. Farrell is an associate in the Litigation and Government Law and Policy Practices in Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office. George has appeared before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and argued appeals before the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Prior to private practice, George clerked for the Hon. Lee Solomon at the New Jersey Supreme Court. Additionally, his government experience includes serving as a staff member for a Pennsylvania state senator and for a member of the Philadelphia City Council.

Concentrations

  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Regulatory and government-related practice
  • Labor and employment
  • Class action

Capabilities

Experience

  • Drafted pleadings and motions, analyzed evidence, and conducted depositions for the team representing the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and various state legislators in the 2020 mail-in ballot litigation – matters that played a major role in determining the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. Helped clients obtain results before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • Drafted and argued motions in limine, prepared and interviewed witnesses and drafted summary judgment motion in a six-day bench trial in Luzerne County representing the subsidiary of a major global insurance company against claims of bad faith. 
  • Developed the strategy and drafted applications to the Pennsylvania Superior Court to have the client’s appeal accepted and heard on a matter of first impression, addressing an outstanding question for nearly 50 years – the elements required for securities fraud under the Pennsylvania Securities Act of 1972. Argued the appeal before the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
  • Advised a major international retailer on evolving and at times disparate municipal, county, state, and federal health preparedness emergency orders and guidance that would impact the client’s facilities, employees, and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Representation of parking and infrastructure consultant in suit filed in opposition to the implementation of a parking plan.
  • Representation of a Pennsylvania city in transfer of its water authority.
  • Obtained dismissal of suit against global bank alleging fraud in a foreclosure matter.
  • Representation of an insurance company in defense of Pennsylvania statutory bad-faith claims.
  • State Senator Larry Farnese, 1st District, 2011-2017
    • Director of Community Relations, 2015-2017
    • Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, 2011-2014
  • Director of Communications, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, 2nd Council District, 2014-2015
  • Intern, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, 2016
  • Campaign Coordinator, Joe Grace for City Council, 1st Council District, 2010-2011
  • Regional Field Director, Organizing for America/PA Vote, 2010
  • Deputy Southeastern Political Director, Citizens for Arlen Specter, 2010

Recognition & Leadership

  • Fellow, Committee of Seventy Buchholz, 2019-2020 
  • Member, Friends of Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, 2018-Present
  • Member, Project Home Young Leaders Committee, 2015-2017, 2018-2020
  • Committeeperson, Montgomery County Democratic Committee, 2009-2011

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2017
    • Member, Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review
    • Member, Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society
  • B.A., Franklin and Marshall College, 2008
Clerkships
  • Hon. Lee Solomon, New Jersey Supreme Court, 2017-2018
Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey