David P. Saunders (CIPP/US) is a member of the firm’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice and Complex Commercial Litigation Practice. Using his training as a litigator, Mr. Saunders assists clients as they navigate their risks in the data privacy and cybersecurity arenas. Through this unique lens, Mr. Saunders offers both proactive and reactive privacy and cybersecurity counseling to clients. Whether a client is developing its privacy program or is navigating a data incident or regulatory investigation, Mr. Saunders collaborates with his clients to accomplish their goals.
Mr. Saunders counsels Fortune 100 companies and small businesses alike on an array of privacy matters. Mr. Saunders works closely with clients to first understand their business and how they use data so that he can better advise them on the myriad of issues that may arise in today’s digital world. He has experience conducting risk assessments, developing privacy programs, drafting privacy policies, performing due diligence for corporate transactions, negotiating vendor agreements and working with clients through data incident response. Mr. Saunders regularly counsels clients on their HIPAA, HITECH, GLBA, CCPA and state law privacy obligations. Using his litigation experience, Mr. Saunders has litigated and negotiated resolution of matters related to data privacy and cybersecurity issues. He has also helped clients navigate potential and actual regulatory investigations.
Mr. Saunders maintains an active pro bono practice, having represented inmates in several actions in state and federal court.
Mr. Saunders is a member of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law Professionals’ Council, a member of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association’s Board of Governors and the chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Privacy and Information Security Law Committee. Mr. Saunders was a fellow in the Leadership Greater Chicago class of 2018.