George C. Freeman  III - Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.

George C. Freeman III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

George C. Freeman, III, is a founding member of the firm and serves as the firm's managing partner. His practice focuses mainly on securities litigation and enforcement. He primarily represents financial advisors and broker-dealers, together with their respective officers, directors, and employees, in customer disputes and in SEC and FINRA investigations. He also represents underwriters, issuers, and trustees in securities class action cases. Outside the field of securities, George concentrates in complex commercial litigation.

Emory UniversityBA 1975University of OxfordBA 1977University of VirginiaMA 1982University of VirginiaJ.D. 1982
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)American Bar AssociationLouisiana Bar AssociationNew Orleans Bar Association

Client Comments

"George Freeman is an exceptional and top-notch attorney. As in-house counsel, I have had the opportunity to work with him during pre-trial case preparation, in mediation, and during trial. He is an effective negotiator, a skilled trial lawyer, and an outstanding advocate. He is also extremely personable."

"George Freeman is one of, if not the best securities litigators in the country. He is very creative as an attorney, is tenacious in his representation, but also is always a consummate gentleman."

"I had the pleasure of retaining Mr. Freeman as co-counsel in a heavily-contested disciplinary proceeding instituted by a self-regulatory agency that regulates securities dealers. Mr. Freeman, as an excellent trial attorney, "destroyed" the case against our client, who prevailed in all respects."

-William Nortman
Akerman Senterfitt

"Our Firm has needs that require extensive knowledge in the areas of both Louisiana law and securities regulations. We have found George Freeman to possess not only the knowledge and experience we require, but the ability to apply and effectively communicate his knowledge by providing expert counsel or legal defense. George also possesses the ability to evaluate a concern and provide well-prepared risk mitigation strategies. George's field experience in a legal forum becomes clearly apparent in a formal legal proceeding. The intangibles, however, are George's people skills, integrity, professionalism, and unrelenting effort."

-Donald Minor
Regional Risk Manager
Merrill Lynch

"George Freeman is an exceptional attorney. I have worked with him on several arbitration matters and have always been impressed by his skills, both as a strategist and as a trial attorney. He is very knowledgeable about the law and does a great job of keeping the client informed and running his cases smoothly. He has negotiated several very favorable settlements for my company. When settlement has proven impossible, he has performed skillfully as a trial lawyer, with impressive results. To top it off, he has a great personality that makes time spent with him a pleasure; it also helps in those times when he, as outside counsel, has to interact with non-attorneys within the client company."

-Kenneth Crowley
Senior Associate General Counsel
UBS Financial Services Inc.

Office Location

909 Poydras Street, 24th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the New Orleans Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Securities of the New Orleans Metro Area
George C. Freeman III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!George C. Freeman III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Complex Litigation, Securities)
Litigation - Securities