Ekundayo George earned his first law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary, more commonly known as “William & Mary Law School”, in Virginia, United States of America. While at William and Mary, he was a staff member of the William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, a member of the William and Mary International Law Society, and a recipient of the Walter L. Williams Fellowship in International Law. After graduation, he also published a peer-reviewed article on the national security aspects of environmental law ( ARTICLE )
He had earlier earned a B.A in Sociology, with Honors, as well as a combined B.A. in Spanish and German from Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. While at Carleton University, Mr. George was placed on the Dean’s Honors List and was awarded the Dr. F. W. C. Mohr Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement. Before law school he worked as a Teller and Central Teller at one of Canada’s major financial services providers and assisted individuals, businesses, and Embassies, and he also worked in customer service at the Carleton University library, and in the back offices, as a mail and filing clerk, at what was then the City of Ottawa Non-Profit Housing Corporation (City Living).
Upon graduating from law school, Ekundayo George first worked for a mid-sized New Jersey law firm where his work focus was on litigation and complex litigation, public and municipal finance, and serving as a member of the government affairs team that advised the New Jersey state senate on public contracts, national security matters, and general governance and risk management. His specific duties in government affairs included acting on teams to review and advise on proponent responses to Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide consulting services to New Jersey entities; rendering advice and counsel on the legal and other implications of topical regulatory, legislative, and policy matters and options on which the New Jersey state senate required occasional assistance; and hosting meetings of business leaders and concerned citizens – with and without New Jersey legislators also present, for purposes of advocacy, stakeholder development, issues management, and lobbying.
He later formed the Law Offices of Ekundayo George, P.C. in New Jersey, as a general practice, and primarily served clients in family law, litigation and complex litigation, criminal law, regulatory compliance and administrative law, real estate purchase and sale, landlord and tenant law (covering both residential leasing and commercial leasing), general business law and counseling, entertainment law, international business, and alternate dispute resolution.
Returning to Canada, Mr. George studied for and passed the Ontario bar exam, Articled in family law, child protection, and landlord and tenant law, and then started George Law Offices where he primarily served clients in business law and counseling, international business, health law compliance and outsourcing, eCommerce and the Cloud, privacy and health law privacy, retail and fashion law, commercial leasing, Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), and government and program investigations. Of note, George Law Offices competed on the Request for Proposal (RFP) for, won, and completed the comprehensive legal, policy, fiscal, and technical review of an Ontario health program in which team members visited several locations across the province of Ontario – all up to a 3-hour, one-way drive from our downtown Ottawa offices, and spoke with several dozen program managers, front line staff members, and program clientele. On this project, we recruited and deployed a total staff complement of 25 multidisciplinary professionals from within North America – with some working remotely from as far afield as Mississauga and Owen Sound in Ontario, as well as from Florida and California in the United States.
In running that government program review project, Mr. George drew upon many years of experience conceptualizing, resourcing and staffing, and managing several community and social events as a University Undergraduate student (also working at least one on-campus and one off-campus paid, “regular job”, at the same time … and passing in class); and some of these community and social events were held simultaneously in multiple locations, with up to 1,500 paid attendees in total. Hence, after successful completion of that 25-person project on time, on budget, and on point in Ontario, Canada, Mr. George finally sought-out and secured credentialing from the American Bar Association (ABA) in Legal Project Management, and he was also Called to the bar in Alberta, Canada.
Born to career diplomats, Ekundayo George has lived and studied in, and visited several countries across the Americas, Europe, and Africa, and can speak, read, and write at varying levels in Yoruba, English, French, German, and Spanish. Office staff and members of our highly-credentialed global management and strategic consulting teams, are similarly well-traveled and multilingual.