George Sard

George Sard is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sard Verbinnen.

Before co-founding the firm in 1992, Mr. Sard was Chairman of the New York office of Ogilvy Adams & Rinehart, a corporate/financial public relations firm.

For over 30 years, he has represented Fortune 500 companies and private firms in many industries on long-term investor and media positioning programs and in high-profile crises and special situations. These include mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, restructurings, earnings issues, high-level executive changes, and sensitive legal and regulatory matters.

Recent representation highlights include:

  • Time Warner Cable on unsolicited acquisition proposals from Charter Communications
  • The Special Committee of the Dell Board on contested take-private transaction
  • Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile on contested acquisition of MetroPCS
  • McGraw-Hill on the pending DOJ lawsuit against Standard & Poors
  • NYSE Euronext on its acquisition by ICE

Mr. Sard attended Swarthmore College and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. degree in English from Clark University.


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