Deborah George is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group as well as its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team.
Deb advises clients on and focuses her practice on data privacy and security, cybersecurity, and compliance with related state and federal laws. She also has experience providing counsel in civil litigation and employment law matters. She has significant experience offering advice and counsel on legal issues related to human services agencies, including Medicaid, as well as drafting and reviewing contracts, business associate agreements, and data use agreements.
Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, she served as the Executive Legal Counsel to the State of Rhode Island’s Executive Office of Health & Human Services, where she supervised the legal department, reviewed and drafted legislation, agency policies and regulations, and represented the agency in court and before administrative tribunals. Deb also served as Acting Chief Legal Counsel and Senior Legal Counsel to the Rhode Island Department of Administration, representing the State in contract negotiations, preparing written proposals for contract negotiation, and providing legal representation to various State departments.
As an Assistant Public Defender in the State of Rhode Island’s Office of the Public Defender and later a sole practitioner, Deb gained extensive courtroom experience providing criminal defense of adults in the State District and Superior Courts.
Deb has completed and taught courses on subjects including performance management, mediation skills, ethics, interrogation techniques and skills, and supervisory training. She has extensive public speaking experience before attorneys at legal seminars and before community groups on a variety of legal issues.
In addition to her government work experience, prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Deb was a partner at DiMaio & George, a general practice firm.