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George Fatheree is a Fintech founder, social impact entrepreneur, and history-making attorney. George currently serves as the Founder and CEO of ORO Impact, a social impact Fintech venture dedicated to closing the wealth gap by revolutionizing access to down payment assistance to dramatically increase home ownership. As a former law firm partner, George is a legal trailblazer. Featured in countless media outlets, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Reuters, and National Geographic, George is most notably recognized for securing the landmark return of the Bruce’s Beach property – marking the first time in U.S. history that the government has returned property taken by racially motivated eminent domain. George advised The J. Paul Getty Trust and the Ford, MacArthur, and Mellon Foundations, in the $30 million acquisition of the Johnson Publishing Company’s Ebony and Jet magazines’ photography archive out of bankruptcy, and he also led California’s first-ever commercial community land trust in the acquisition of a commercial block on behalf of a coalition of retail tenants in an effort to prevent business gentrification.

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Before launching ORO Impact, George spent 16 years as a transactional attorney at some of the country’s leading law firms, including Skadden, Arps LLP, and as a partner at Sidley Austin LLP and Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. Throughout his legal career, George was a stalwart champion of social justice and invested thousands of hours to build an award-winning pro bono practice, including securing reparations for survivors of the Holocaust, successfully advocating to California’s Supreme Court on behalf of public school students with disabilities, representing The Debbie Allen Dance Academy in its development of a new state-of-the-art performing arts facility and advising Destination Crenshaw in its $120 million investment to create a 1.3-mile outdoor walking museum to celebrate Black Los Angeles. 
George's legal achievements have garnered widespread recognition and acclaim, including the prestigious Living Legends Awards for Service to Humanity, twice being named as a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year, inclusion as a Leaders of Influence from the Los Angeles Business Journal, and securing a spot on the "Top 100" lawyers list compiled by the Daily Journal. He has been distinguished as a California Trailblazer by The Recorder, a Top Minority Attorney by the Los Angeles Business Journal, and recognized by Financial Times for Innovation in Social Responsibility for his role in co-founding The Associates Committee, a nonprofit foundation awarding grants to public interest organizations. In addition, George was selected as the 2023 Grand Marshal for the annual Kingdom Day Parade, the largest and longest-running celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday.
Before becoming a lawyer, George served as the chief operating officer of the California Charter Schools Association, a leading public education reform organization, worked as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company, and launched an e-government internet company, for which he was named one of Silicon Valley’s Top Minority Entrepreneurs.
Over the years, George’s dedication to social justice has been exemplified through his service in action. His mission transcends personal achievements and professional accolades and is rooted in a vision to transform perspectives, create access to justice and capital, and equitable outcomes for all. 
Currently, George serves as a commissioner on the board of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution and a trustee for Loyola Marymount University. He is a member of Sigma Pi Phi, the oldest African-American Greek-lettered fraternity.
George graduated cum laude from Harvard University and received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, where he also graduated cum laude. George later returned to Loyola Law School as an adjunct professor to teach Education Law and Real Estate Law.
George was raised in Southern California and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. 

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