George J. Farrell

George J. Farrell

Associate

George J. Farrell is an associate in the Government Law and Policy and Litigation Practices in Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office. 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

  • 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.
  • Representation of directors and officers of co-location, data services provider in connection with state and common law securities fraud claims.
  • Representation of a chemical company in groundwater contamination case currently in federal multi-district litigation.
  • Representation of an asset management firm in defense of employment discrimination 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-Present
  • 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