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Efrén Garcia

General Counsel

Education:

JURIS DOCTORATE, Columbia Law School, New York, NY 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX 

Recognitions:

Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, License #24055524 

Certified Senior Human Resources Professional (SHRM‐SCP) 

Certified, Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) 

Recipient, Honorable Lee Yeakel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court Pro Bono Award, 2015 

Efrén Garcia serves as Southwest Key’s General CounselIn this role, Efrén advises Southwest Key leaders on new laws, existing laws and legal rights that impact our organization. He helps maintain legal compliance, oversees legal matters for Southwest Key as a whole and carefully maintains knowledge of our legal documents and operations. 

Efrén brings over 14 years of experience as a legal counsel to Southwest Key. In his previous role, he served as General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources for GTS Technology Solutions, where he developed and implemented their Data Protection & Privacy Program. Before that, he co-founded his own law firm in Austin, Texas and worked at the international law firms of Vinson & Elkins and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. 

Efrén is a champion for everything that makes organizations successful: Innovative solutions, building trust and employee engagement, and fostering a collaborative work environment.