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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.

He 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. In 2017, David was awarded “Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement” by the American Antitrust Institute for his work on the Cipro case. He also represents plaintiffs in In re Domestic Airline Travel Antitrust Litigation (D.D.C.), a class action lawsuit alleging a conspiracy by United, American, Delta, and Southwest to artificially inflate domestic airline ticket prices by limiting capacity.

David also has extensive experience litigating intellectual property cases. David has both 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 has litigated cases in diverse technology areas, including internet services, storage virtualization, semiconductor design, and handheld mobile devices. David also has experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in copyright infringement and trade secret matters.

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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
  • 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, 2020
  • “Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement,” American Antitrust Institute, 2017