David Stauss leads clients through complex litigation, privacy and cybersecurity matters, adapting to ever-changing laws to solve difficult client matters.
David focuses on complex business and commercial litigation in state and federal courts involving data privacy and security, product liability and business disputes. David has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts across the country securing favorable jury verdicts for clients.
In his privacy and data security practice, David regularly assists clients in preparing for and responding to data security incidents, including managing multi-state breach notifications. Recognized as a top author in the area of privacy law, David is editor of the firm’s Byte Back blog. He also regularly counsels clients on complying with existing and emerging privacy and information security laws, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and state information security statutes.
In his product liability practice, he has provided counseling services and defended cases for manufacturers of various products, including tires, food items and cleaning products. He has successfully tried cases involving both individual claims and class actions.
David's combination of trial experience and cybersecurity knowledge uniquely qualifies him to represent clients in litigation involving data security and privacy issues. He has handled numerous disputes involving complex information security issues, including wire fraud transfer schemes and data breach litigation. His combination of product liability, cybersecurity and privacy experience allows him to bring distinct value to device manufacturers in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry.
In 2018, he assisted in drafting Colorado’s cybersecurity legislation, serving as the outside subject-matter expert for the Colorado Attorney General’s office. David is a frequent author and speaker on privacy and cybersecurity, quoted in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Cybersecurity Law Report, Law360, Law Week Colorado, Denver Business Journal and Law Technology News.
David is certified as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), a designation signifying comprehensive knowledge of privacy and data protection laws. He also has been certified by the IAPP as a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the laws of the United States (CIPP/US) and as a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT).
Privacy law is undergoing a fundamental change in the United States. On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect, making California the first state to enact a generally-applicable consumer privacy law. Lawmakers in...