George T. Simon

George T. Simon is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP and a former member of the firm's Management Committee. His practice involves the representation of firms in the securities industry, such as exchanges, broker-dealers, investment advisers, banks and investment companies. For these clients Mr. Simon provides both regulatory and strategic advice, especially in the context of business expansion and development of new products such as exchange traded funds. He is founder of the firm’s Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice and has guided its expansion since 1991 into one of the largest practices of its kind in the country. Mr. Simon is also chair of the Securities, Commodities & Exchange Regulation Practice and a member of the Transactional & Securities Practice.

Mr. Simon has represented five national securities exchanges, including the NYSE and Amex, as well as the NASD. He also represents many of the world’s largest brokerage firms, banks and technology firms in their securities related matters.

After practicing corporate law in New York City for four years, Mr. Simon joined the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. as a staff attorney in 1976. His work there principally involved a restructuring of the nation’s securities markets following the 1975 Securities Acts Amendments. Mr. Simon was instrumental in these changes and advanced to branch chief, assistant director and finally associate director of the Division of Market Regulation. He left the SEC in 1981 to become partner in a Chicago law firm where he practiced securities law until joining Foley in 1991.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Investment Funds & Investment Management, 2) Securities Enforcement & Litigation, 3) Securities, 4) Commodities & Exchange Regulation and 5) Transactional & Securities
Law School Harvard Law School
Education Trinity College (B.A., 1969)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of Illinois ,State Bar Of New York
Most recent firm Foley & Lardner LLP
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