• Biography

    Gavin George’s practice covers privacy, data handling, technology transactions, and intellectual property in the information age. He counsels clients on international, federal, and state-level privacy compliance and transactional issues, including those related to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). He is highly proficient in: privacy policies, personal information processing consents, data subject access requests, data breach preparedness and response, and FTC enforcement actions. Gavin earned the designation of Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) in 2014.

    Gavin regularly drafts and negotiates contracts and other documents involving the license, acquisition, and distribution of: software, hardware, protected data, personal information, technology, patents, brands and creative works. Gavin has advised a number of large U.S. and international companies across a variety of industries, including the health care, airline, hotel, pharmaceutical, railway, energy, and entertainment industries.

    He is knowledgeable about cross-border data transactions and international data transfer issues, including the EU model clauses and EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. Gavin has assisted companies with data breach notices, the deployment of mobile tracking technology, HIPAA data privacy and security rules, and the Children's Online Privacy Protections Act (COPPA). Relatedly, Gavin advises on the compliance of customer communications with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the CAN-SPAM Act.

    Gavin facilitates business transactions involving the licensing, development, and transfer of software, data, and other technology for large and small companies. He handles commercial software licenses, technology development agreements, information technology services contracts, software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreements, distribution agreements, cloud computing arrangements, and other outsourcing deals. He has significant experience related to open source software, cloud platforms, sensitive data, social media accounts, as well as the development of new software, mobile apps, video games, and websites. Gavin also regularly advises on the intellectual property, privacy, data transfer, and technology issues that arise in corporate mergers, acquisitions, capital investments, spin-offs, and bankruptcies.

    In addition to his law degree, Gavin holds a B.S. in chemical engineering.

    Professional Recognition

    • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2014-2019
    • Recognized by D Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Dallas," D Magazine Partners, 2018
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2007, Articles Editor; Michigan Telecomm. and Technology Law Review
    • B.S., Chemical Engineer, Brigham Young University, 2003, with honors
  • Admissions

    • Texas, 2007
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Languages

    • Spanish