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Gavin D. George

Gavin D. George

Partner

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Texas, U.S.A.

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Gavin George's practice covers technology transactions, privacy and data security, and intellectual property in the information age. He 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. He is knowledgeable about cross-border data transactions and international data privacy issues, including the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 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. Gavin earned the designation of Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) in 2014.

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 counsels clients on a wide range of compliance and transactional issues related to privacy and data security. He is highly proficient in the following areas: privacy policy drafting, compliance with federal and state privacy and data protection laws, FTC enforcement, data breach preparedness, data breach notice obligations, 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 consults on general patent, copyright and trademark protection and privacy matters. He also regularly advises on the intellectual property, privacy, data transfer and technology issues that arise in corporate mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, and bankruptcies.

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

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2007, Articles Editor Michigan Telecomm. and Technology Law Review
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2003with honors
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Spent several months as acting general counsel for a fast-growing population health management company.

Assists global medical company with technology agreement drafting and negotiation.

Represented Altec Lansing, LLC and its Australian affiliate in the purchase of the assets of Avega Systems, Inc. and its Australian affiliate.

Represented Ruby Tuesday, Inc. in its $24 million acquisition of assets of Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Inc. and its affiliates. The asset purchase includes the brand's intellectual property rights and the assets of seven company owned restaurants, as well as royalties from five franchised restaurants.
Articles

Take Action by December 31st or Lose DMCA Safe Harbor Protection for User-Generated Content
Haynes and Boone, LLP, October 2017

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provided a safe harbor to shield website owners, ISP’s, and other online service providers from certain claims for copyright infringement based on user generated content. This safe harbor has been very successful...

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