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George Madison Joins Sidley Austin as Banking and Financial Services Partner; Michael Schmidtberger Comments

George Madison
George Madison

George Madison, formerly general counsel at the Treasury Department, has become a partner at Sidley Austin LLP’s global banking and financial services practice.

He will be based in the law firm’s New York office and hold another office at Sidley Austin’s Washington site, Sidley Austin said Tuesday.

Michael Schmidtberger, managing partner of Sidley Austin’s New York office, said Madison will leverage his portfolio in the banking and financial industries and his experience as general counsel at the Treasury to help customers handle “bet the company” litigation, compliance and regulatory matters.

Madison most recently served as chief law officer at the Treasury and senior policy adviser to the Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner after he served as executive vice president and general counsel of the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund.

He previously held the roles of EVP, general counsel and corporate secretary at Comerica Inc. before he joined the Treasury.

He also helped formulate the Dodd-Frank legislation and was responsible for the Treasury’s legal division.

Madison also served as a summer associate at Brown & Wood, now Sidley Austin LLP.

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