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George C. Freeman, III, is a member of the law firm of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C., a New Orleans litigation firm ranked among the top litigation firms in Louisiana. 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.


  • 909 Poydras Street, Suite 2350
    New Orleans, LA 70112


  • University of Virginia, MA.., graduated 1982
  • University of Virginia , J.D., graduated 1982
  • Emory University, B.A., graduated 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1984


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Louisiana Bar Association - Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association - Member
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) - Member

Federal Clerkships

  • United States Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Securities Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Securities Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - Securities

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Securities, New Orleans (2021)
  • Litigation - Securities, New Orleans (2019)
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, New Orleans (2016)
  • Litigation - Securities, New Orleans (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Litigation - Securities
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Special Focus

  • Complex Litigation
  • Securities

"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."

"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."

"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), Fort Lauderdale, FL

"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 (Merrill Lynch), Charlotte, NC

"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 (UBS Wealth Management)

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