George David Kieffer is an author, composer, attorney and civic leader.


Mr Kieffer's Memorial Day composition, “Arlington,” debuted with the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra in 2014.  He added lyrics to Arlington in 2015 and it was released in connection with Memorial Day, 2015, with vocals by the Los Angeles Master Chorale.  His “Fanfare for the Special Olympics” was selected as the fanfare for the Los Angeles Special Olympics, July 25, 2015 and his piece “The Special Now” played with the “running of the flags” at the L.A. games’ Opening Ceremony. In May 2016, four of his piano compositions were performed by the pianist Angela Cholakyan at the Arts and Culture Center in Suzhou, China. His music has been featured in movies and television including Pink Panther 2, Billy the Early Years, Rebound and The L Word and has been performed by industry legends such as Oleta Adams, Melissa Manchester and Jane Wiedlin (The Go Gos). Still, while he has quietly composed songs and music for most of his adult life, he is only now bringing forth his music in a more public way.


A practising lawyer at the National lawfirm of Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips, and based in Los Angeles, he was named by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals as one of the "Top 100" attorneys in California in 2010.  In 2000, Mr. Kieffer was named by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal as one of the 100 most influential attorneys in California, and he has been regularly listed in The Best Lawyers in America.


An advisor to both business and elected leaders, he has been recognized for his public service by numerous civic organizations, including the Urban League, the Coro Foundation and the Pat Brown Institute.  In 2013 he received the Anti-Defamation Leagues Jurisprudence Award. He was a principal co-author of the new Los Angeles City Charter, adopted in 1999 – the first full revision since 1923.  He served two terms as Chair of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Board of Regents of the University of California and chairs the Los Angeles Civic Alliance. Mr. Kieffer is the author of the Strategies of Meeting published by Simon and Schuester.


Mr Kieffer will continue to add to this website with both new material and with material heretofore unheard and composed over the last 30 years.


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