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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

George S. Frazza

George S. Frazza

Of Counsel

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
New York, U.S.A.

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Mr. Frazza joined in 1997 after more than 30 years with Johnson & Johnson where he held the positions of Corporate Secretary (1975-1978), Vice President and General Counsel (1979-1997) and member of Johnson & Johnson's Executive Committee (1987-1996). In 1982, he was a key member of the five-person committee that guided the company through the crises arising out of the Tylenol poisoning, with responsibility for the company's relationships with the FBI, FDA and the media. He is a past co-chair of the American Arbitration Association's large Complex Case Program and has been serving since 1997 as an arbitrator in a number of commercial disputes conducted under AAA and ICC rules. He is a past president of the Association of General Counsel (an organization comprised of the chief legal officers of Fortune 100 companies), and a former editor of The Business Lawyer. Mr. Frazza has served as a member of the New York Stock Exchange's Legal Advisory Committee. He is a Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Atlantic Legal Foundation, and a director of the National Center for State Courts.

Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • Columbia Law School (LL.B., 1958)
  • Marietta College (A.B., 1955)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

American Bar Association (Member, Federal Judiciary Committee (1999-2002), House of Delegates; Chair, Business Law Section 1996-1997; Member, Committee on Judicial Independence and Ad Hoc Committee on Judicial Campaign Finance; Mass Tort Commission); Chair, American Arbitration Association Complex Case Program (1995-1997); Legal Advisory Committee, N.Y. Stock Exchange (1994-1997); President, Association of General Counsel (1993-1995); Arbitrator (AAA & ICC) of Commercial Disputes; Director, American Arbitration Association (1994-2000); frequent contributor and speaker; Trustee, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Director, National Center for State Courts


  • Editor, The Business Lawyer (1994-1995)

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