1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-5306 USA
200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166-0193 USA
George Stamas is a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions, Global Finance, and Private Equity Practice Groups.
Mr. Stamas focuses on public company and private equity mergers and acquisitions and corporate securities transactions. He also counsels C-level executives and boards of directors on corporate governance matters. Mr. Stamas has received a Band 1 rating by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Corporate/M&A & Private Equity every year since 2004. Chambers USA’s comments have described Mr. Stamas as a “world class deal maker” who is “brilliant in a crisis” and has “a knack for finding middle ground when issues get contentious.” He is also ranked by Chambers Global as a leading attorney in Corporate/M&A. He has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance, Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Dealmakers in America, and listed by The Best Lawyers in America for 26 consecutive years.
Mr. Stamas also has been honored by The Washington Post and he has been profiled by Crain’s New York as one of New York’s 200 most well-connected business people. Earlier in his career, Mr. Stamas was named by The American Lawyer as one of the leading 45 lawyers in America under the age of 45. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Stamas was a senior partner with Kirkland & Ellis.
Mr. Stamas previously served as Vice Chair of the Board of Deutsche Banc Alex Brown, Inc.; as a founding board member of FTI Consulting (NYSE); as a venture partner of international venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates; and as a member of numerous public and private corporate boards. He is an executive board member of the New York private equity firm MidOcean Partners. Mr. Stamas is a partner of Monumental Partners, which controls the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards; an investor and a member of the board of aXiomatic, a leading eSports platform that controls Team Liquid; and a partner of the Baltimore Orioles. Mr. Stamas is also on the National Advisory Council of Youth Inc. (Recipient of the 2018 John C. Whitehead Leadership Award), and has previously served on numerous philanthropic and cultural boards, including The Shakespeare Theatre Company. He is a co-founder and Board President of The Hellenic Initiative, a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, and a director of Paris based Soparexo s.a., the parent corporation of Chateau Margaux.
Representative Lead Engagements
Mr. Stamas graduated in 1976 from the University of Maryland Law School, where he was a member of the International Law Review and from 1977 to 1979, he served as special counsel to Stanley Sporkin in the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
*Engagements prior to joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
University of Maryland - 1976 Juris Doctor
University of Pennsylvania - 1973 Bachelor of Science
District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar