George Hritz focuses his practice on litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution matters as well as general counsel services. With more than 40 years of experience, he has tried, managed, and otherwise resolved large-scale disputes for major financial institutions and other well-known companies in numerous venues throughout the U.S. and overseas and counseled firms and individuals about efficient and effective negotiation and dispute resolution. George works on a number of high profile and high risk arbitrations in conjunction with 12 Gray's Inn Square in London, one of the world's foremost legal chambers for international dispute resolution.
He also advises companies and individuals, including board members, on corporate governance and compliance issues, as well as avoidance or resolution of significant disputes in advance of or in connection with litigation, arbitration, and mediation. He has handled matters spanning a wide range of areas including finance, bankruptcy, intellectual property, real estate, energy, construction projects, and infrastructure. His extensive experience and robust legal practice make him a logical choice when counsel is needed to address complex legal and business issues and identify practical and cost-effective solutions.
George has also published more than a dozen articles in U.S., European, Asian, and Middle Eastern publications and has presented at numerous litigation/arbitration conferences and panels. Subjects have included electronic discovery, international arbitration, the efficacy of diverse dispute resolution systems, the appropriate extraterritorial scope of U.S. court jurisdiction, legal history, and U.S. anti-slavery litigation.
In addition to his law practice, George has served as Co-Founder, Board Chair, and Legal Counsel to Princeton in Africa, an independent, university-related organization that helps develop young U.S. future leaders committed to Africa. He has also served as a Board Member and General Counsel of the International Rescue Committee, a prominent international refugee relief organization, which he has advised on international legal, governmental, and other issues in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He has worked on-site and stateside for both commercial and non-profit enterprises involving Nigeria, South Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Rwanda, Burundi, Guinea, Zaire, Tanzania, and Eastern Europe, as well as dozens of other countries in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.