George R. Spatz


About George R. Spatz

George Spatz has nearly two decades of experience litigating cases in federal and state court, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, as well as before government agencies and industry groups.  When disputes arise, clients view George as a trusted advisor who can effectively negotiate an amicable resolution or litigate aggressively when it comes time to fight.  Clients have commented that George makes their jobs easier by providing thoughtful legal analysis and working closely with the company’s business team to achieve their objectives.  In recognizing George with the 2018 MillerCoors Outside Counsel of the Year award, one client executive explained, “George does an excellent job explaining complex technical matters to the lawyers and keeping the legal team updated with timely communication.  He’s a superb listener, he’s patient, he’s respectful and we love working with him.”

George represents food, beverage, dietary supplement, cosmetic, drug, medical device and technology companies in a wide range of matters, including asserting and defending against intellectual property (trademark, trade secret, patent, copyright) claims, false advertising disputes, and contract disputes associated with manufacturing, supply, distribution, services, information technology, software, and other business arrangements and agreements.

George brings to Amin Talati Wasserman years of big law experience in intellectual property law and supply-chain disputes.  Prior to that, George started his career at a technology law boutique.  George is recognized for his substantive knowledge and, among other things, was a featured commentator on CNBC’s Street Signs with Erin Burnett in a segment on privacy concerns related to the iPhone’s tracking of users’ locations.  Outside of law, George is an avid Northwestern sports fan and enjoys taking in football and basketball games with his wife and two daughters.