George W. Madison is a partner in the banking and financial services practice of Sidley Austin LLP and resident in its New York office. His practice is primarily focused on financial institutions regulation and corporate governance issues. During the financial crisis, he served as the 30th general counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and as a senior policy advisor to Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner. At Treasury, Madison was involved in the formulation of the Dodd-Frank legislation, the legal administration of the TARP program, and OFAC sanctions programs. As general counsel, he oversaw the legal divisions 2,000 lawyers and 1,600 staff. Here he takes part in Law360’s Minority Powerbrokers Q&A series.