John Ansbach

John Ansbach

General Counsel, General Datatech, L.P.

Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Information Technology and Services

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John Ansbach's Summary

John Ansbach is the General Counsel of General Datatech, L.P. (GDT), a high technology B2B service provider based in Dallas, Texas.

When time permits, John speaks on request for Fortune 500 companies and national non-profits on topics related to technology, leadership, social media and diversity. He has been privileged to speak for PepsiCo, Frito Lay, Toyota, Hewlett Packard, the Congressional Management Foundation, the national employment law firm Littler Mendelson and the National Association of REALTORS, among other groups.

Professional expertise focused in technology (Internet of Things, cloud, etc); commercial contract negotiation; legislative affairs and public policy; employment law; regulatory compliance; litigation management; risk mitigation; and, corporate communications.

John Ansbach's Experience

General Counsel

General Datatech

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2012Present (2 years) Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

September 2010October 2012 (2 years 2 months)

General Counsel

EFA Processing, L.P.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Financial Services industry

October 2007August 2010 (2 years 11 months)

Associate Attorney

Baron & Budd, P.C.

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Law Practice industry

March 1999January 2003 (3 years 11 months)

John Ansbach's Publications

  • Disruptive Technologies and Their Impact on the Practice of Law

    • American Law Institute
    • January 31, 2014
    Authors: John Ansbach, Peter Vogel, Michael Ian Shamos

    Lawyers, clients, companies, and courts are feeling the pervasive impact of disruptive technologies, such as Social Media, electronic communication, and online data exchanges. This short paper discusses the impact of these and other disruptive technologies such as the cloud on the contemporary practice of law.

  • Pragmatic Advice About How to Avoid Cloud Disasters - A Conversation with John Ansbach

    • Law Technology News
    • February 18, 2014

    Contracting for cloud computing services is not new, but today the cloud services are on servers across the Internet and organizations including management may not realize the importance of the cloud contracts until the contract ends and the customer cannot get its data, or get the data in the format it expects. In this article, Peter Vogel discusses these cloud issues with John Ansbach, General Counsel of General Datatech, L.P.

  • Tips on Handling the Patent Troll in Court

    • Association of Corporate Counsel - Docket Magazine
    • February 22, 2014

    Often a patent assertion entity (PAE) (also known as patent trolls) will sue several competitors having products or services in the same market alleging infringement of the same patent(s). Although the America Invents Act (AIA) now forbids the filing of an omnibus infringement lawsuit against numerous operating companies in the same complaint alleging infringement of the same patent(s), PAEs are now filing multiple separate lawsuits in the same district against individual operating companies alleging infringement of the same patent(s). Counsel managing patent litigation in these scenarios must balance the benefits of proceeding alone with tailored defenses and litigation strategies against the efficiencies in cost and budget in leveraging a joint defense group with a defense and litigation strategy that may result in the lowest common denominator, while avoiding freeloaders and protecting competitive business interests.

John Ansbach's Skills & Expertise

  1. Cyberlaw
  2. Information Technology
  3. Technology Integration
  4. Contract Negotiation
  5. Government Relations
  6. Litigation
  7. Corporate Law
  8. International Business
  9. Strategy
  10. Intellectual Property
  11. Corporate Governance
  12. Public Speaking
  13. Leadership
  14. Employment Law
  15. Policy
  16. Litigation Management
  17. Management
  18. Negotiation
  19. Social Media
  20. Licensing
  21. Legislation
  22. Commercial Litigation
  23. Trademarks
  24. Legal Compliance
  25. Advocacy
  26. Compliance
  27. International Law
  28. Risk Management
  29. Public Policy
  30. Copyright Law

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John Ansbach's Education

Texas A&M University

Bachelor of Science in Economics


John Ansbach's Additional Information


Technology, IoT, leadership, social media, travel, golf, Aggie Football

Groups and Associations:

Metroplex Technology Business Council, Association of Corporate Counsel, General Counsel Forum, Leadership Dallas, Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Business Alliance 100, MTBC Internet of Things SIG

Honors and Awards:

Junior Chamber International Texas' Five Outstanding Young Texans (2011)
Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce Five Outstanding Young Dallasites (2011)
40 Under 40, Dallas Business Journal (2011)
Marshall Memorial Fellow - German Marshall Fund of the United States (2011)
Winner - Best Corporate Counsel Award, Dallas Business Journal (2010)
Finalist - Best Corporate Counsel Award, Association of Corporate Counsel - D CEO Magazine (2010)

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