David P. Saunders (CIPP/US, CIPM) is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on privacy and cybersecurity matters. David helps clients mitigate and manage risks related to data privacy and cybersecurity, from counseling on compliance with privacy regulations and managing data incident responses, to navigating regulatory investigations and handling biometric and other privacy-related litigation.

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  • Represented companies in consumer class actions brought pursuant to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act*
  • Represented a mortgage originator in numerous federal and state courts in a series of cases involving in mortgage-backed securities, including taking a billion dollar claim to trial*
  • Represented technology, health care and clients across a broad spectrum in multi-national data incident response

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  • Global Data Review, 40 Under 40, 2021
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association Amicus Service Award, 2021
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, “Rising Star”, 2014 to 2020

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  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, member
  • Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Development Committee, member, 2018 to present
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association Board of Governors, treasurer (2021 to present); member (2017 to 2021)

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University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 2007
University of Chicago, BA, 2004


US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – Trial Bar