Installation of LACBA President Eric A. Webber Planned for June 29
In addition to the installation activities, the following awards will be presented:
President Eric A. Webber. Eric A. Webber is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manella LLP, where he is a member of the transactions workgroup. He also serves in the firm's general counsel's office and has been a member of the firm's executive committee.
Webber's practice covers a variety of business transactions, including private and public mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, business organizations and restructurings, public and private debt offerings (senior, mezzanine, and subordinated debt), commercial lending (asset-based lending, secured and unsecured bank debt, and other financing transactions), workouts and recapitalizations, and public and private equity transactions. In equity offerings, he has represented issuers as well as underwriters and investors. He has been involved with major debt financings and restructurings, both public and private, in and outside of bankruptcy, representing borrowers and debtors as well as lenders and creditors. He also advises individuals on various issues relating to service as executive officers or board members for private and public companies, including corporate governance, fiduciary and other duties, insurance, indemnification, and risk management.
Webber's clients reach across a variety of sectors, from more traditional retail, entertainment, media, financial services, healthcare services and manufacturing businesses to cutting-edge electronics, software, recycling, and clean technology businesses. His clients include both operating businesses and investors, and U.S. as well as European and other foreign clients.
Webber has been named to the Southern California "Super Lawyers" list by Los Angeles Magazine for 2011 and every prior year since the rankings began. The Legal 500 has also recognized him as a top lawyer in both mergers and acquisitions and business finance.
In addition to writing and speaking on various topics relating to equity and debt financing, bankruptcy and restructuring, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, banking, securities law, and ethics, Webber is a member of numerous professional organizations related to his practice areas. Before assuming the LACBA presidency, Webber served for several years on LACBA's Board of Trustees and the Board's Executive Committee. He also has served as chair of LACBA's Commercial Law Committee and chair of LACBA's Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section.
After finishing law school and before beginning his law practice, Webber served as a law clerk to the Honorable John Minor Wisdom, late judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Webber received his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1987, where he served as the articles editor for the University of Chicago Law Review. Prior to law school, he attended the London School of Economics (M.Sc., 1982), Marshall Scholar; and Indiana University (B.Sc., 1979; M.B.A., 1980) before that.
Dinner information. The dinner takes place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Avenue, in downtown Los Angeles, with a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 7:00 p.m., and after-dinner cocktails, desserts, and coffee.