George Madison, formerly general counsel atÂ the Treasury Department, has become a partner at Sidley Austin LLPâs global banking and financial services practice.
He will be based in the law firmâs New York office and hold another office at Sidley Austinâs WashingtonÂ site, Sidley Austin said Tuesday.
Michael Schmidtberger, managing partner of Sidley Austinâs 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 asÂ chief law officer at the TreasuryÂ 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 â 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 Treasuryâs legal division.
Madison also served as a summer associate at Brown & Wood, now Sidley Austin LLP.