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, for clients that are in the business of managing or providing assets, credits, debt or cash. Using his litigation experience, Mr. Saunders helps clients in the privacy space, advising on policies, contracts, and data breach 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.
In his privacy practice, Mr. Saunders has counseled Fortune 100 companies and small businesses alike on their HIPAA, HITECH, GLBA and state law privacy obligations. He has experience in creating and updating privacy policies, drafting vendor and business associate agreements as well as managing the response to a data breach.
Mr. Saunders maintains an active pro bono practice, having represented inmates in several actions in state and federal court, including argument before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Saunders serves as the immediately past chair of the Board of Directors of Cabrini Green Legal Aid, where he is also a volunteer. He is also a member of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law Professionals’ council and a member of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association’s Board of Governors.