George Utlik is counsel in Herrick’s Restructuring & Finance Litigation Group with extensive experience in bankruptcy and cross-border insolvency matters, international judgment enforcement, and complex commercial litigation.

George has handled domestic and cross-border insolvency cases filed under Chapters 7, 11 and 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, as well as pre- and post-petition investigations and litigation requiring the expertise of independent insolvency counsel. George has also handled the monetization of high-value judgments and arbitration awards, advising clients in international judgment enforcement and asset recovery matters spanning multiple jurisdictions, developing strategies for tracing and recovering hidden assets, and utilizing U.S. discovery and disclosure tools.

Born and raised in Belarus, George is a native Russian speaker and is often asked to assist in matters arising out of the Russian Federation and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Prior to joining Herrick, George had his own practice and practiced law at Kobre & Kim LLP and at Arent Fox LLP. Earlier in his career, during the 2008 financial crisis, George clerked for the Honorable Mary F. Walrath of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Memberships & Associations

  • Board of Directors & Chair of Academic Relations Committee, Turnaround Management Association (TMA) New York City Chapter
  • American Bankruptcy Institute