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George Carlos Aguilar

Securities and investment fraud Attorney at San Diego, CA

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George C. Aguilar is a former federal prosecutor and trial lawyer who has taken more than forty federal criminal cases to verdict. He concentrates his practice on complex litigation, including shareholder rights, securities, antitrust, and employment actions. Mr. Aguilar has successfully litigated numerous cases on behalf of shareholder clients against fraudulent management and company insiders, and has secured meaningful corporate governance reforms at companies across the U.S.

Before joining Robbins LLP in 2007, Mr. Aguilar spent seventeen years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego. During his tenure, Mr. Aguilar served as chief for the Terrorism, Violent Crimes, and General Prosecutions Section; deputy chief for the General Crimes Section; trial lawyer for the Financial Institution Fraud Task Force and the Major Frauds Sections; and as a supervising ethics officer. He led grand jury investigations and indicted and tried complex white collar criminal cases involving corporate, securities, bank, investor, tax, foreign currency, bankruptcy, fraud, bank bribery, and money laundering, among others. He authored thirty-five appellate briefs, and argued more than a dozen cases on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Aguilar worked on complex securities defense litigation at Morrison Foerster LLP in San Francisco.

Mr. Aguilar is a recognized leader in the legal and civic communities. He writes and speaks on topics related to shareholder litigation and corporate governance. He has served in top leadership positions with legal and public entities, including San Diego La Raza Lawyers, California La Raza Lawyers, the State Bar of California, and the City of San Diego. For his leadership inside and outside the courtroom, Mr. Aguilar has received numerous awards of recognition from the U.S. Department of Justice, legal associations, and civic organizations. Mr. Aguilar received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law where he served as managing editor of the La Raza Law Journal. He studied political science and journalism at the University of Southern California.

Founded in 2002, Robbins LLP is a nationally recognized leader in securities litigation and shareholder rights law. Robbins LLP also represents individuals and businesses injured by anticompetitive conduct in violation of antitrust laws, consumers damaged by unfair business practices, employees damaged when their retirement funds have lost value due to improper management and/or fraud, and whistleblowers who expose wrongdoing within their companies.

Robbins LLP offers a free portfolio monitoring service for shareholders, institutional investors, and financial advisors called Stock Watch. Stock Watch provides peace of mind to investors by monitoring their U.S. publicly traded investments, alerting them of corporate misconduct, and empowering them along the way. We will contact you if we identify violations of securities laws, insider trading, accounting fraud, unfair mergers or acquisitions, and other unlawful activity that may negatively impact your holdings. After we explain the results of our investigation, we will advise you of your legal options and walk you through the case process. We will also notify you of class action settlements and help you fill out class action claim forms so you can receive your share of the settlement proceeds. For more information about Stock Watch, please visit https://www.robbinsllp.com/stock-watch/

 

Licensed for 36 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1986
Updated 08/06/2022
State IL
Status Active Out of State Lawyer - Permitted to Practice
Acquired N/A
Updated 11/18/2016
State IN
Status Temporary Admission Excluded
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/12/2022

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Robbins LLP
5040 Shoreham Place
San Diego, CA, 92122

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Robbins LLP
  • 2007 - Present
  • Assistant United States Attorney
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1990 - 2007

Education

  • UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Associations

  • Public Justice Foundation
  • 2018 - Present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member of Board of Governors
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
  • Former President
  • N/A
  • San Diego Citizens Equal Opportunity Commission
  • Former Chair
  • N/A
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (San Diego chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Southern District of California's magistrate reappointment and selection committees
  • Judicial Appointment
  • N/A
  • California La Raza Lawyers
  • Former President
  • N/A
  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers' Judicial Endorsements Committee
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California, Federal Courts Committee
  • Former Vice Chair
  • N/A
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • State Bar of California, Federal Courts Committee
  • Former Chair
  • 1995 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Attorney of the Year
  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • President's Award
  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys' Director's Award
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • N/A
  • Honoree of 100 Portraits Presentation
  • Hispanic Heritage Foundation
  • N/A
  • Peacemaker Award for Community Service
  • San Diego Meditation Center
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor
  • Say-on-Pay and Rebutting the Business Judgment Rule
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • 18th Annual Public Funds Summit
  • Good Governance & Securities Litigation
  • 2013
  • Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Symposium
  • Litigation Issues
  • 2011
  • 57th Annual Employee Benefits Conference
  • Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act Roundtable
  • 2011
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San Diego Securities and investment fraud Lawyer George Carlos Aguilar
George Carlos Aguilar
Securities and investment fraud Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 36 years