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Gavin D. George

Gavin D. George



  • Intellectual Property
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Social Media
  • Supply Chain Management

WSG Practice Industries


Haynes and Boone
Texas, U.S.A.

Gavin George’s practice covers privacy, data processing, 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 California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He has launched and guided numerous companies’ privacy compliance programs, including: drafting privacy policies, creating data processing agreements, implementing personal information processing consents, handling data subject access requests, and consulting on data breach preparedness and response. Gavin earned the designation of Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) in 2014.

Gavin also facilitates business transactions involving the licensing, development, and transfer of software, data, technology, and creative works. 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 and personal 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 transfer issues that arise in corporate mergers, acquisitions, capital investments, spin-offs, and bankruptcies.

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 health and 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 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.

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

Bar Admissions

Texas; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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

Intellectual Property | Privacy and Data Security | Social Media | Supply Chain Management

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Drafts and negotiates information technology and data processing agreements on behalf of a major airline.
Spent several months as acting general counsel for a fast-growing population health management company.
Drafts and negotiates technology and services agreements on behalf of a global medical company.
Represented Texas-based animal health product company in negotiation of an $50 million exclusive patent license to global animal healthcare company.
Represented Altec Lansing, LLC and its Australian affiliate in the purchase of the assets of Avega Systems, Inc. and its Australian affiliate.

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