George Cornell's principal areas of practice are maritime law and insurance law. He has advised and defended insurers with respect to marine casualties and other insurance claims, including several involving yachts, claims by crewmen, and the loss of a large passenger vessel.
He also represents insurers in respect of complex claims for cargo losses and pollution coverage. George has obtained victories for foreign clients in New York arbitrations, and represented clients in matters involving domestic post-judgment and post-arbitral enforcement measures.
George regularly advises on maritime contracts governed or affected by New York law or United States maritime law, including charters, service agreements and supply agreements for marine equipment, including vessel emissions scrubbers. He is part of the Clyde & Co offshore wind team which advises clients on marine, construction and regulatory aspects of offshore activity.
George is recognized by The Legal 500 US as a Rising Star in Shipping Litigation and Regulation and is the Secretary of the Admiralty Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He is also a sailor and former sailing instructor who, in his free time, has chartered sailing vessels in New England, the Caribbean and the U.S. West Coast.
US District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
J.D., cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2011. Recipient of the Dean’s Award for Admiralty Law and Insurance Law courses. Managing Editor of the Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law.
B.A., with distinction, Government, Cornell University, 2006
Maritime Law Association of the United States
New York City Bar Association, Admiralty Committee