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David Rudolph
Partner, San Francisco Office
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David Rudolph

David Rudolph is a member of Lieff Cabraser’s Data Privacy, Cybersecurity, Antitrust and Intellectual Property practice groups. David has extensive experience litigating core technical and legal issues in privacy cases. His active privacy practice encompasses data breach, digital advertising, and GDPR issues.

He is Adjunct Professor of Law at UC College of the Law, San Francisco, where he teaches privacy law, is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), and regularly presents on and moderates panels on topics related to current issues in antitrust, 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, and 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
  • Moderator, “Facial Recognition – Legislation, Litigation, and Challenges,” BASF Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Section Panel, May 2022
  • 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, 2019-2022
  • “Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement,” American Antitrust Institute, 2017, 2020