David Bender
Attorney; Dobbs Ferry, New York, U.S.

David Bender is a sole practitioner with extensive privacy, IT, and IP litigation, counseling and transactional experience.

He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, where he teaches Privacy Law.  His 5-volume treatise Computer Law, published in 1978 by LexisNexis, is presently in Release #55, and he writes a Privacy Law column for the New York Law Journal

Before retiring from White & Case in 2007, Mr. Bender headed the firm’s global privacy practice, where he led numerous global data protection projects and also counseled on US data protection law.  A founder of White & Case’s IP practice, he has handled many IP matters, ranging from patent, copyright, and trade secret litigation to due diligence inquiries and drafting various types of IP-related agreements.  He also was involved with numerous types of IT transactions. 

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.

Bar Admissions:
New York; US Patent and Trademark Office


  • International Technology Law Association (President, 1999-2000)
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York  
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

Over 250 presentations across the United States and in some 18 other nations at conferences sponsored by numerous organizations, including ITechLaw.


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