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David Rudolph
Partner, San Francisco Office
415 956-1000

David Rudolph

A partner in our San Francisco office, David Rudolph is a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy and Antitrust and Intellectual Property practice groups. David has extensive experience litigating core technical issues in privacy cases, including In re Anthem, Inc. Data Breach Litigation, MDL No. 2617 (N.D. Cal.), arising from a data breach that affected nearly 80 million of Anthem’s members, and Campbell v. Facebook, Inc., No. 5:13-cv- 5996 (N.D. Cal.), in which Facebook users asserted that Facebook violated their privacy rights by scanning their private email messages. His active privacy practice encompasses data breach, digital advertising, and GDPR issues.

He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), and has spoken on multiple panels on topics related to current issues in privacy and cybersecurity law.

David is also an experienced antitrust litigator. David has represented end-payor classes in pharmaceutical antitrust litigation, including in the Cipro drug antitrust cases, the Restasis antitrust litigation, and the Generic Pharmaceuticals Price-Fixing cases. David was awarded “Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement” by the American Antitrust Institute in 2017 for his work on the Cipro case, and again in 2020 for his work on the Enoxaparin antitrust case.

Both his privacy and antitrust practices leverage his experience as an intellectual property litigator. David has prosecuted and defended patent infringement claims in numerous venues, including federal district courts in California and Texas, as well as before the International Trade Commission. He also has experience in copyright infringement and trade secret matters.

Prior to joining Lieff Cabraser, David litigated high-profile patent and copyright cases at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. David served as a law clerk for the Hon. Saundra Brown Armstrong, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.

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  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Berkeley Law), Berkeley, California
    J.D. – 2004
    Honors: Moot Court Board, Appellate Advocacy Student Advisor
    Law Journal: Berkeley Technology Law Journal
    Law Journal: Berkeley Journal of International Law
  • Rutgers University
    Philosophy Ph.D. Program 1999 – 2001
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
    B.A. – 1998
    Major: Philosophy
  • California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2012
  • Panelist, “Don’t Get Bucked by the Mechanical Bull: Holding onto Adversarial Ethics While Riding Innovations,” American Bar Association 25th Annual National Institute on Class Actions, April 2022
  • Speaker, “Outside Counsel Perspective,” California Privacy Law 2021, Practising Law Institute, October 2021
  • Speaker, “Outside Counsel Perspective,” California Privacy Law 2020, Practising Law Institute, October 2020
  • Panelist, Privacy Class Actions, Civil Law Symposium on Class Actions, Northern District Practice Program, 2018
  • Strategies for Data Breach Cases, American Association for Justice, 2017
  • Intellectual Property Roundtable, California Lawyer, 2013
  • “Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon, 2019-2021
  • “Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement,” American Antitrust Institute, 2017, 2020