George W. Kroup

Senior Counsel 212 335 2381

George is a commercial litigator with more than a decade of experience handling his clients’ most significant matters through discovery, trial, and appeal.

George has extensive experience litigating disputes that arise from sophisticated commercial arrangements and implicate complex statutory and regulatory schemes. He has brought matters to a successful conclusion in federal and state courts, U.S. bankruptcy court, and before administrative bodies and arbitral panels. His recent representations include roles as: trial counsel for a large financial institution in a lawsuit concerning the valuation of defaulted derivatives contracts; trial and appellate counsel for a major cable provider in a lawsuit alleging violations of FCC regulations; litigation counsel for the media company debtor in a disputed bankruptcy confirmation proceeding; and arbitration counsel in a dispute concerning the tax obligations of affiliated entities following a spin-off.

Throughout his career George has managed every aspect of pre-trial briefing and discovery in civil litigation, including taking and defending expert and fact depositions, engaging in written discovery, authoring dispositive and other briefs, and arguing motions. Beyond his civil litigation experience, he has conducted internal investigations for and responded to regulatory inquiries on behalf of his clients and has prepared witnesses for testimony to regulators.

Over the years, George’s matters have often had a cross-border component where he has frequently worked with international counsel both to apply foreign law in U.S. courts and to help resolve foreign disputes that implicate U.S. law.

George has maintained an active pro bono practice over the course of his career. His pro bono work includes performing extensive work on anti-corruption matters for the New York City Bar Association’s Cyrus Vance Center, briefing and arguing an immigration appeal before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and, most recently, authoring an amicus curiae brief on behalf of veterans’ organizations in support of challenges to the Department of Defense’s attempt to ban transgender service members.

Prior to joining Walden Macht & Haran LLP, George practiced in the litigation department of a prominent international law firm.

George graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a semifinalist in the Hinton Moot Court competition and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He has a B.A. from Cornell University.

Education
University of Chicago Law School, J.D. (2007)
Cornell University, B.A. (2002)

Bar Admissions
New York