George Stamboulidis is an esteemed attorney at Baker & Hostetler LLP. He provides legal services to the surrounding community on matters involving Criminal Defense: White Collar, Securities Litigation, Antitrust Litigation and Appellate and Business Litigation.
George is a partner in the firm’s New York office and co-leader of its White Collar, Investigations, Securities Enforcement and Litigation team which was recently recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Additionally, George has become an internationally renowned lecturer on corporate criminal liability as well as proactive defense strategies.
Early Life and Education
George Stamboulidis developed an interest in football from an early age. He became a regular member of the Victorian State squad and earned himself a spot on the Qantas Socceroos team of the future. Additionally, during this period of his life he also earned a degree in business administration from University of Melbourne. But what truly marked his success was founding Melbourne United – his own sports club named after him! This venture provided him with valuable experiences playing against top-flight teams like Sydney FC, Perth Glory and Adelaide United–leading to one of the most enjoyable careers one could imagine for someone interested in football!
George Stamboulidis has a deep-seated passion for both football and education, which he hopes to combine by pursuing his aspirations in Europe.
Stamboulidis, a gifted player, has represented Greece internationally at under-19 level. He plays as either a midfielder or defender for Greek club Veria.
At present, he is a student at Columbia University in New York studying economics and an active member of their football team.
His brother Haris is also a professional footballer and has represented Heidelberg United FC U-20 and Melbourne City’s youth team.
Baker Hostetler’s New York office is led by Managing Partner Thomas Cannon and co-leader of its White Collar, Investigations and Securities Enforcement and Litigation practice. A nationally-renowned lecturer on corporate criminal liability and proactive defense tactics, he frequently presents to executives from financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical, energy, construction and real estate industries.
Achievements and Honors
As a federal prosecutor, George Stamboulidis made his name taking down mafia bosses, drug lords and white-collar criminals. Now an associate at BakerHostetler, he applies this expertise to corporate defense work as well as corporate investigations.
He has tried dozens of complex federal jury trials both as a prosecutor and defense attorney. With expertise in white collar defense and business litigation, he is often sought-out by corporations, directors and officers for advice and defense in complex federal grand jury and regulatory investigations.
He advises Fortune 100 companies on FCPA matters, including conducting reviews to implement best practice policy enhancements to corporate compliance policies, revising and optimizing corporate training programs and testing to guarantee they are followed. He is widely trusted for his integrity and sound judgment in corporate monitorship positions – having been appointed five times by the DOJ as federal monitors.
George is the managing partner of BakerHostetler’s New York office and co-leader of its white collar, investigations, securities enforcement and litigation team. He also lectures nationally on corporate criminal liability issues and proactive defense techniques used in civil litigation proceedings; this expertise has been shared with clients from financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical, energy and construction industries.
George is an experienced litigator who has tried dozens of complex federal jury trials as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. He is widely recognized for his excellence in white collar defense, often being called upon by corporations, directors and officers to advise and defend in complex grand jury and regulatory investigations. George advises Fortune 100 companies on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues; reviews corporate compliance policies to make best practice policy enhancements; optimizes corporate training programs; and tests compliance to confirm these changes are being followed.