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600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.3928
F: +1.713.220.4285
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J. Wiley George

Partner

Houston Office
600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.3928
F: +1.713.220.4285

Through the years, Wiley has resolved a wide variety of complex commercial disputes through trial, arbitration, motion practice and settlement. He has considerable first-chair experience handling cases involving business torts, commercial fraud, financial restructuring, insurance coverage, mergers and acquisitions, securities, trademark infringement and unfair competition. Wiley has been named multiple times as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, an exhaustive peer-review survey of leading attorneys.

Representative Experience

Wiley has served as lead counsel in a variety of recent litigation and counseling matters. He has represented such clients as:

  • A litigation trust seeking to avoid $1.7 billion of fraudulent transfers in a North Carolina federal court trial (The FairPoint Communications Litigation Trust v. Verizon Communications, Inc.; In the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina)
  • Harris County, Texas in a trial over alleged violations of the Voting Rights Act in connection with redistricting of elected maps (James Rodriguez, et al. v. Harris County, et al.; In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas)
  • The buyers in shareholder lawsuits over a $6 billion merger (In re: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. Shareholder Litigation; In the District Court of Bexar County, Texas)
  • One of the world's largest banks in a multi-week trial over the alleged wrongful dishonor of a $33 million letter of credit (Midcontinent Express Pipeline v. Man Industries (India) Ltd. v. The Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFD, Ltd.; In the District Court of Harris County, Texas)
  • The City of Houston in a trial over the legality of increases in the City's water and sewer rates (In the Matter of the City of Houston, Texas; In the District Court of Travis County, Texas)
  • An ad hoc committee of convertible noteholders in a confirmation trial in Delaware Bankruptcy Court (In re: Spansion, Inc.; In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware)
  • A property and casualty insurance company in lawsuits throughout Texas over coverage for environmental and toxic tort liabilities 
  • The NCAA in a wrongful death suit brought by the family of a student-athlete who played for one of The NCAA's member institutions (Dale Lloyd, et al. v. the National Collegiate Athletic Association, et al.; In the District Court of Harris County, Texas)
  • A regional airline carrier in an arbitration against a major airline carrier over the interpretation of various aspects of the contracts governing the parties' relationship (Continental Airlines, Inc. v. ExpressJet Holdings, Inc. et al.)
  • A publicly traded energy company in a Delaware Chancery Court trial over a failed merger with another publicly traded energy company (Frontier Oil Corporation v. Holly Corporation; In the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware in and for New Castle County)
  • An international property and casualty company as national counsel in connection with the cancellation of a nationwide insurance program
  • A law firm accused of negligently structuring the tax aspects of a complex business transaction
  • A fronting insurance company in connection with the placement of $80 million of reinsurance

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