George Caplan

George Caplan

George Caplan, a former co-chairman of renowned New York law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, was one of the first defendants to plead guilty and serve prison time in connection with Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.

Caplan sought redemption after serving his time. He now teaches entrepreneurship courses to help felons regain their financial independence.

Early Life and Education

Caplan’s early years were relatively straightforward. He was the son of a successful businessman and attended a private school.

He then continued his education at the university, earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Upon graduation, he began working in the industry.

His book The Case Against Education presents a compelling case against the idea that schools provide socially useful skills and knowledge. He contends that most education is just signaling, which he views as socially wasteful.

He advocates for the reduction of educational spending, particularly in secondary schools. He believes children should be encouraged to work rather than attend school and suggests we reduce university student numbers. Furthermore, he opposes minimum wage laws and immigration bans as being unnecessary.

Professional Career

Caplan is a highly-rated attorney who specializes in business litigation. He is affiliated with Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Los Angeles, California.

He is proud to be a Super Lawyer, an honor granted only a handful of attorneys per state each year. This designation is determined through independent research and peer nominations from other legal professionals.

He is the author of numerous books, one of which is The Economics of Infancy and Early Childhood. Additionally, he has penned numerous articles in the field of economics.

Achievements and Honors

Caplan is an American economist and the author of numerous books such as Open Borders: The Science of Ethics and Immigration, The Ideological Turing Point, Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, among others. Additionally, he runs his own blog called EconLog.

He is a guest lecturer at AAU and was awarded the 25th Annual Liberal Institute Prize in 2022 for his work on racial sensitivities, free markets and immigration.

AAU is proud to have hosted such an esteemed event, with President Jiri Schwarz and the Liberal Institute’s representative expressing their delight in hosting George Caplan as this year’s award recipient. George Caplan has become a pivotal voice in American economics and his insights have had an enormous effect on America; thus, hearing him speak was truly an unforgettable moment in AAU history!

Personal Life

In a world where most men are seen as nothing but tools, George Caplan stands as an enlightened exception. He is a husband, father and successful businessman.

George is an esteemed commercial litigation lawyer who represents major corporations in matters pertaining to unfair competition, intellectual property rights, copyrights, trademark infringement and First Amendment violations.

He is a partner at Drinker Biddle and has extensive expertise in general business, energy industry, intellectual property rights and entertainment litigation.

In his free time, he has been actively engaged in prison reform, particularly supporting prisoners and their families. He spearheaded the Prison Visitation Fund which provides funds to family members who would otherwise be unable to visit a loved one in prison.

Net Worth

George Caplan is an esteemed commercial litigation attorney who represents major corporations in matters related to unfair competition, intellectual property rights, copyright infringement, trademark infringement and First Amendment violations. Additionally, he serves as president of a production company based in Los Angeles.

Louise B Caplan (Mother) worked as an office administrator at Bryan Cave in Santa Monica and George T Caplan (Father), was a commercial litigation lawyer and managing partner of New York-based Dewey Ballantine law firm. Additionally, George was once president of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation and is passionate about education and prison reform initiatives.

He wed Elana Rochelle Caplan in August 1997 and they have two children. Their union was officiated by her cousin N.Y. Rabbi James Brandt at Santa Monica City Hall on August 28th that same year.

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