Over the past two decades, S. George Alfonso has provided his unique brand of “Concierge Counsel” to clientele throughout the U.S., as well as internationally. His fields of focus include complex commercial litigation, commercial contract drafting and negotiations, corporate consulting, international arbitration, creditor bankruptcy representation, political consulting, and appellate representation.
Mr. Alfonso has provided First Chair representation to clients worldwide, including international arbitration through the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”), based in Paris, France. He has appeared before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals for oral argument in D.C., Inc. vs. The State of Missouri (09-3847). In addition to international arbitration, Mr. Alfonso has provided First Chair representation in arbitration conducted under the “NFL/NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement” (“NFL CBA”), including 5th Circuit representation regarding the NFL CBA.
George Alfonso served two terms as Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s International Law Section (2013 – 2014), and currently serves as Chair Emeritus. He has represented two of the more than forty defendants in Taylor et. al. vs. Acxiom Corporation et. al. (08-41083), and was selected by a leading national law firm, which chaired the “Joint Defense Group”, to be one of only twelve attorneys to form the “Appellate Steering Committee” (“APS”). The APS successfully oversaw the Appellees’ 5th Circuit response and prevailed completely after oral argument before the 5th Circuit. Mr. Alfonso speaks French and is also a member of the German-American Chamber of Commerce and the AEA International Lawyers Network.
Mr. Alfonso graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas (“SMU”) with a B.S. in Political Science. While attending SMU, he studied overseas at the Institut de Touraine in Tours, France where he obtained a degree in language. He received his Juris Doctor (JD) from Pepperdine School of Law, located in Malibu, California. Mr. Alfonso is an avid reader of military history and a member of ASCAP.
George Alfonso has spoken at both regional and international conferences on the subjects of international arbitration, including the need for well-drafted dispute resolution clauses in international agreements, the arbitration process through the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”), and the potential to obtain default judgments in ICC arbitration.
Articles and Publications
- 301 Tariff Hearings and the Value of Testifying (published August 15, 2018)
- 301 Tariff Hearings and the Value of Effective Testimony (published February 11, 2019)
- 301 Tariff Hearings and the Value of Testifying – UPDATE (published April 15, 2019)
Feel free to contact Mr. Alfonso should you have any questions or potential issues regarding the above-enumerated subjects. Please do not hesitate to contact him at his mobile (214) 878-2390 or e-mail at SGeorge@BraumillerLaw.com.