George Pain is a counsel in the Litigation Department. George has deep transactional, litigation and negotiation strategy, and board-level advisory experience. He assists clients in developing and implementing legal and business strategies as well as providing guidance on transaction structuring, litigation, negotiation strategy, and on interacting with public boards.

He previously served for 15 years as the general counsel of Olin Corporation, which is now a Fortune 500 chemical and ammunition company. During his tenure as Olin’s general counsel, the company’s portfolio also included a $2 billion copper alloy manufacturing business which was divested in 2007.

Prior to becoming Olin’s general counsel in 2002, George was general counsel of a publicly traded aerospace and ordnance company. As general counsel, he was integrally involved in the divestiture and acquisition of many business units, including a multi-billion dollar merger in which Olin acquired chlor-alkali and vinyl, global epoxy, and global chlorinated organics businesses from a large U.S.-based chemical producer. The acquisition resulted in Olin becoming the global leader in the production of chlor-alkali and many chlorine-derivative products. At Olin, he oversaw all legal, environmental remediation, ethics and compliance, and government and public affairs functions with more than 60 professionals reporting to him. George also was integrally involved in advising and counseling the company’s senior management team, as well as its board of directors and committees, while contributing substantially to the formulation and implementation of business strategies in the chemicals sector.

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Prior to joining Willkie, George was a partner at another major law firm.

  • Legal 500 US
    M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Middle-Market ($500M-999M) - 2018



New York University, LLM, 1988 University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1977 Bucknell University, BA Economics/BS Civil Engineering, 1973

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