Brett Lockwood is a Partner in the Corporate Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP and chairs the Firm’s Technology Law Practice Group.
Mr. Lockwood devotes a substantial portion of his practice to serving as principal outside counsel with his clients, advising on corporate, cybersecurity and technology issues as well as significant business transactions. His practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, cybersecurity and data privacy, technology transactions, licensing, strategic alliances and corporate finance matters.
He has published extensively on business and legal topics in many publications and has spoken widely about technology legal matters. Mr. Lockwood is AV Rated (top rating) from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer.
His current professional affiliations include serving as Co-Chair of the Atlanta Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society and as a member of the ACG’s Capital Connection Planning Committee, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the Technology Association of Georgia. He has previously served as a Board member and officer of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals, the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Georgia’s Technology Law Section (former Chair), the Business & Technology Alliance, the Atlanta Electronic Commerce Forum, the Georgia Technology Forum, Literacy Volunteers of America (Metro Atlanta), and as the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgia Bar Journal.
Mr. Lockwood received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of North Florida, performed graduate studies at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs and received his J.D. degree, with distinction, from Emory University School of Law. During law school he served as Executive Managing Editor of the Emory Law Journal and received the Laughlin Award for excellence in legal research and writing.
Representative Cybersecurity and Privacy Matters
Representative Corporate and Technology Transactions
Licensing Executives Society
Technology Association of Georgia
International Association of Privacy Professionals
Association for Corporate Growth
American Bar Association
Presenter, “Ten Recent Notable Developments in Data Privacy and Security Law,” CFO Leadership Council, September 2016, Atlanta, GA.
Presenter, “Social Media and the Law: How to Avoid Legal Issues,” Shoutlet Webinar, April 2015, Atlanta, GA.
Presenter, “2014 Update on Federal and State Privacy Law Trends, 2014 ACC Value Challenge, April 2014, Atlanta, GA.
Presenter, “2013 Update on Federal and State Privacy Law Trends, 2014 ACC Value Challenge, April 2013, Atlanta, GA.
Moderator, “Mobile Payments Convergence: Sorting Through the Risks and Responsibilities,” 27th Annual Georgia Technology Law Institute, October 2012, Atlanta, GA.