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Lecturer in LawEmail: George.Webster@dbr.com
Telephone: (310) 228-5685
Direct Line: (310) 203-4076 office
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
Last Updated: November 8, 2017
George Webster is of counsel with Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. He was admitted to the bar in California in 1978. Webster has taught the Bankruptcy class at USC Gould School of Law since 2001. Prior thereto, he taught at Loyola University School of Law.
Webster attended the University of California at Santa Cruz and University of California at Berkeley (BA with highest honors, 1974) and received his JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1978. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Adrian J. Duplantier, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, in 1978-1979.
Webster is the author of “Collateral Control Decisions in Chapter Cases-Clear Rules v. Judicial Discretion” (American Bankruptcy Law Journal, 1977), “The Utility of Section 366 of the Bankruptcy Code” (Beverly Hills Law Journal, 1985), and “The Purple Elephant at Court – A Preview of Executive Benefits” (23 Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, 2014). He is a member of the State Bar of California (Debtor/Creditor Relations Committee, 1984-1987), the Los Angeles County Bar Association (Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Executive Committee Member, 1999 – present, Chair of the Executive Committee, 2005-2006, Bankruptcy Committee Chair, 2001-2002), the Century City Bar Association (member of the Board); and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.
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Susan Estrich writes an op-ed about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is not responding well to the COVID-19 outbreak. She said, "Right now, HIPAA is making it impossible to know whether you have been in contact with an infected person and, in turn, whether you may be infecting a high-risk loved one."
Thomas D. Lyon
“Children’s concealment of a minor transgression: The role of age, maltreatment, and executive functioning,” (with Shanna Williams and Kelly McWilliams) Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 191 (2020).
Thomas D. Lyon
“The effects of the putative confession and evidence presentation on maltreated and non-maltreated 9- to 12-year-olds’ coached concealment of a minor transgression,” (with Angela Evans) Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 188 (2019).
"The Adversarial Mindset," Psychology, Public Policy and Law.