- J.D., New England School of Law
- B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook
- U.S. Supreme Court
- District of Columbia
- New York
George serves as Chair of the firm’s Federal Practice and National Security Law Group. He represents a number of state and local governments, federal departments and agencies and private entities in connection with the reuse of military installations, government and commercial real property transactions, government contracts and financing government and commercial facilities. George also serves as General Counsel to the Association of Defense Communities (ADC), the national organization that represents state and local communities with active, closed and closing military bases. In 2005, George was appointed to the Department of Veterans Affairs Construction Advisory Board by Veterans Affairs Secretary R. James Nicholson; the Board is responsible for providing advice and policy guidance to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on the nature and scope of the Department’s construction processes.
Prior to joining Kutak Rock, George served for 10 years in various positions in the Pentagon, including as Senior Counsel in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In that position, he counseled the Secretary of Defense and his staff in matters related to real property (including base closures, defense installations, international agreements, leasing and private financing) and construction (including government contracts). During his tenure with the Defense Department, George also served as Counsel to the Office of Economic Adjustment, Counsel to the President’s Economic Adjustment Committee, Counsel to the President’s Commission on Alternative Utilization of Military Facilities, Counsel to the Department of Defense’s Bureau of Prisons Assistance Council, and Assistant Counsel to the Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
While with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, George was instrumental in the drafting and policy implementation of the original 1988 Base Closure Act, the Defense Authorization Amendments and the Base Closure and Realignment Act.
- United States Defense Department, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Senior Counsel
- Office of Economic Adjustment, Counsel
- President’s Economic Adjustment Committee, Counsel
- President’s Commission on Alternative Utilization of Military Facilities, Counsel
- Department of Defense, Bureau of Prisons Assistance Council, Counsel
- Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Assistant Counsel