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Gavin de Becker


Gavin de Becker & Associates

Gavin de Becker is widely regarded as our Nation’s leading expert on the prediction and management of violence and the protection of public figures. He is the best-selling author of THE GIFT OF FEAR, which was on the New York Times Bestseller List for four months, and remains a bestseller today. His books about violence and safety are now published in 18 languages and have been profiled in TIME and Newsweek, featured on Oprah Winfrey and 60 MINUTES, among many others.

Gavin de Becker & Associates is a 600-person firm that provides consultation and protection services for at-risk public figures all over the world. The firm developed the threat assessment systems used to screen threats to Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as members of Congress, and designed systems for the U.S. Marshals Service, the Central Intelligence Agency, and many others.

Gavin’s work has earned him three Presidential appointments and a position on a congressional committee. He was twice appointed to the President’s Advisory Board at the U.S. Department of
Justice. He is a Senior Fellow at UCLA’s School of Public Policy & Social Research.