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BIOGRAPHY

Robert W. George brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to the firm’s litigation, corporate governance and regulatory practices. His focus consists of a multifaceted business litigation practice in both federal and state courts and includes defending clients against antitrust, securities, environmental and toxic tort claims, as well as commercial disputes involving fraud, non-compete agreements, or unfair competition. His practice also involves the defense of claims involving mergers, acquisitions, class actions, trade secrets, false advertising and trademark infringement. Robert has worked closely with C-Suite executives, directors and boards for public and private companies and currently serves as outside general counsel for a multi-billion-dollar cooperative lender.

Before joining the firm, Robert was the vice president of litigation and regulatory affairs for Tyson Foods, Inc. He led a team of lawyers responsible for regulatory compliance, civil and criminal litigation management, patent prosecution and internal investigations. This previous experience as corporate counsel for 10 years in the food industry equipped him with a specific skillset and extensive knowledge of regulatory and liability issues arising from the production, labeling and marketing of food products. He frequently represented the company’s interests with government regulators and policymakers at both the state and federal levels.

Before joining Tyson, he practiced law at both a regional and a national law firm where he worked closely with several large Fortune 200 corporations.

Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1998
    • Note and Comment Editor, Law Review
  • Arkansas State University, B.S., Political Science, 1995

Noteworthy

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2020
  • Publication:
    • The Next Big Wave?  Class Actions Against the Food Industry, DRI Business Litigation – The Voice, 2013
    • Arkansas’ Privity Requirement for Attorney and Accountant Liability, Vol. 51, No. 4, Arkansas Law Review, 1999
    • Prognosis Questionable:  An Examination of the Constitutional Health of the Arkansas Medical Malpractice Statute of Repose, Vol. 50, No. 4, Arkansas Law Review, 1999
  • Rated AV Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell

Associations and Memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, 2008-2017
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • One Egg, Board Member

Admissions

  • Arkansas, 1998
  • Oklahoma, 2001
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2001
  • United States Supreme Court, 2004
  • United States District Courts in Arkansas and Oklahoma
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