David P. Saunders is a member of the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, and Class Action Litigation Practices. He focuses his practice on a unique mixture of litigation and privacy matters. As a litigator, Mr. Saunders works primarily in the financial services sector, with clients that are in the business of managing or providing assets, credits, debt or cash. Using his litigation experience, Mr. Saunders assists clients large and small and across multiple industries with privacy counseling, compliance and incident response.
In his litigation practice, Mr. Saunders has represented an array of financial services clients as both plaintiff and defendant. He helps these companies assess their risk and potential claims, and guides them to a path of optimal resolution. Mr. Saunders’ experience includes proceedings in both arbitration and courtroom settings. He litigates disputes ranging from small matters to billion-dollar, bet-the-company lawsuits.
In his privacy practice, Mr. Saunders (CIPP/US) counsels Fortune 100 companies and small businesses alike on their HIPAA, HITECH, GLBA, CCPA and state law privacy obligations. He has experience in creating and updating privacy policies, and drafting vendor and business associate agreements. Mr. Saunders also assists clients in addressing and responding to data incidents. Whether in response to malicious activity or accident, his experience includes incidents related to medical, financial and personal information as well as related coordination with law enforcement agencies in these situations.
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 current 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.