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George Webster

George Webster

Lecturer in Law

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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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The New York Times
October 15, 2019
Re: Edward McCaffery

Edward McCaffery was quoted on the proposal of having the inheritance taxes on wealthy descendants. The article argued that there has been some issues with the estate tax that the number of descendants this tax applied to has dropped 99%. McCaffery described it as being almost a “voluntary tax.”

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