For 49 years, George E. Schulman has been litigating cases in both civil and criminal court, often relating to insolvent or troubled businesses. He crafts cost-effective strategies to maximize recoveries or minimize loss. Those cases have involved very complicated fact patterns and administrative challenges.
In his nearly 25 years with Danning Gill, George has litigated numerous cases, most involving insolvent companies. One such case was People v. Physicians Interindemnity Cooperative Corp. (“PICC”) along with related cases, including Gill v. Rich, 128 Cal. App. 4th 1254 (2005). People v. PICC and its related cases constitute the largest related set of cases ever filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. State court receiver David A. Gill was able to collect enough funds to pay all allowed claims in full with 10% annual interest, plus make significant payments to equity.
George has served as an off-panel trustee on a number of occasions. In the California Target bankruptcy, he ran a chain of gas stations while dealing with environmental issues. Litigation with the State of California was resolved after the state lost in Schulman v. California, 237 F.3d 967 (9th Cir. 2001). George has also served as a federal court receiver about a dozen times, in cases involving investments in stamps and coins; in F.T.C. v. Magui Pub’g, 9 F.3d 1551 (9th Cir. 1993), he became (as receiver) owner of more than 60,000 fake Dali prints.
In 16 years at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), George principally prepared and tried cases concerning antitrust violations, vocational school fraud, land fraud, and truth-in-lending violations. He served on an FTC committee to establish the procedures by which the Commission could bring fraud cases directly in federal court, once Congress provided the FTC with that power. Some of the cases George worked on included F.T.C. v. Amrep Corp., 768 F.2d 1171 (10th Cir. 1985), cert. denied, 475 U.S. 1034 (1986); F.T.C. v. Am. Nat’l Cellular, 927 F.2d. 609 (1991); F.T.C. v. Kimberly Int’l Gem Corp., Civ. No. 83-5268 (C.D. Cal. Sept. 27, 1984); and F.T.C. v. Alaska Land Leasing, 778 F.2d 577 (10th Cir. 1985).
George has been appointed a special prosecutor three times to prosecute criminal violations of federal court orders obtained by the FTC.
George has been active in the Antitrust Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association since around the time of its creation in the mid-1970s and was Chair of the section from 1996 to 1997. He has been a Temporary Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court since 1987.
Litigation in all Federal and State Courts
- Judgment Enforcement
- Commercial Law Litigation
- Prosecute and Defend Avoidance Actions
Trustee, Receiver and Other Fiduciary Services and Representation
- Bankruptcy Trustees
Queens College of the City University of New York (B.A. in Political Science 1968)
New York University (J.D. 1971)
Editor and author on Annual Survey of American Law
New York (1972)
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, 2nd, 9th and 10th Circuits
United States District Courts (Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California, Southern District in New York, Western District in Michigan.)
MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
State Bar of California
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Beverly Hills Bar Association