GTC is proud to announce that David Bender, Special Counsel, Data Privacy, was recently given the distinguished honor of being named a Ponemon Fellow by the Ponemon Institute. Founded in 2002, the Ponemon Institute is considered a pre-eminent research center dedicated to privacy, data protection and information security policy and names several Fellows each year.

In addition to being a recognized international expert on data privacy, David has extensive litigation, counseling, and transactional experience in Privacy, Intellectual Property, and Information Technology. David is the author of Bender on Privacy (LexisNexis 2017)Computer Law (LexisNexis, presently in Release #71), and over 100 articles in law reviews and conference proceedings. He is a frequent speaker and has made over 300 presentations in the United States and 19 other nations at conferences sponsored by various organizations. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, and was listed annually as a New York City “Super Lawyer” in IT. He presently teaches Privacy Law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston and Pace University. He is admitted to the bars of New York and the US Patent and Trademark Office, and is a former president of the International Technology Law Association. 

Prior to joining GTC, he co-founded the Privacy practice, and founded the IP practice, at White & Case, and headed that firm’s Privacy practice. Earlier, David 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 turning to the law, he served as an engineer with the Ford Motor Company’s aerospace division and as a mathematician with Hughes Aircraft. David has an Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University, an LL.B. from the University of Pennsylvania, an LL.M. in Patent Law from George Washington University, and an S.J.D. from George Washington.