David Bender

  • Professor


S.J.D. (Dissertation: Computer Evidence and Procedure), George Washington University
LL.M. in Patent Law, George Washington University
LL.B., University of Pennsylvania
Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics, Brown University

David Bender is a sole practitioner with extensive Privacy, Information Technology, and IP litigation, counseling, and transactional experience. He has also served an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, where he taught Privacy Law. Before retiring from White Case LLP in 2007, Mr. Bender headed the firm's global privacy practice. He was also a founder of White Case's IP practice.

Mr. Bender served in-house at AT&T for ten years, during the latter half of which he was responsible for all IP litigation brought by or against any Bell System company. Before that, he spent five years engaged in antitrust litigation. Before turning to the law, he served as an engineer with the Ford Motor Company's aerospace division, and as a mathematician with Hughes Aircraft.

He is admitted to the bar of the State of New York, and of the US Patent and Trademark Office, and is a member of the International Technology Law Association (President, 1999-2000), the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He was named by Super Lawyers as one of the 25 best lawyers in the Westchester Co. Area (2009 - 2011), and NYC Metro Super Lawyer in Information Technology (2006 -- 2011). He has made over 350 presentations across the United States and in some 19 other nations at conferences sponsored by various organizations.

His publications include Computer Law (LexisNexis) published in 1978 and presently in Release #60 (6 loose-leaf volumes; LexisNexis); Bender on Privacy and Data Protection (published in August 2011 by LexisNexis); and over 100 articles in law reviews and conference proceedings.