David Rudolph

David Rudolph: Attorney with Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP


A partner in our San Francisco office, David Rudolph is a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy and Antitrust and Intellectual Property practice groups. David has extensive experience litigating core technical issues in privacy cases, including In re Anthem, Inc. Data Breach Litigation, MDL No. 2617 (N.D. Cal.), arising from a data breach that affected nearly 80 million of Anthem’s members, and Campbell v. Facebook, Inc., No. 5:13-cv- 5996 (N.D. Cal.), in which Facebook users asserted that Facebook violated their privacy rights by scanning their private email messages.

He has represented end-payor classes in pharmaceutical antitrust litigation, including in the Cipro drug antitrust cases, the Restasis antitrust litigation, and the Generic Pharmaceuticals Price-Fixing cases. In 2017, David was awarded “Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement” by the American Antitrust Institute for his work on the Cipro case. He also represents plaintiffs in In re Domestic Airline Travel Antitrust Litigation (D.D.C.), a class action lawsuit alleging a conspiracy by United, American, Delta, and Southwest to artificially inflate domestic airline ticket prices by limiting capacity.

David also has extensive experience litigating intellectual property cases. David has both prosecuted and defended patent infringement claims in numerous venues, including federal district courts in California and Texas, as well as before the International Trade Commission. He has litigated cases in diverse technology areas, including internet services, storage virtualization, semiconductor design, and handheld mobile devices. David also has experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in copyright infringement and trade secret matters.

Prior to joining Lieff Cabraser, David litigated high-profile patent and copyright cases at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. David served as a law clerk for the Hon. Saundra Brown Armstrong, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.

Past Employment Positions

•Hon. Saundra Brown Armstrong, United States District Court, Northern District of California, Law Clerk, 2007 - 2008
•Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Associate

In the News

•September 11, 2018
David Rudolph Speaks on Privacy Class Actions at Civil Law Symposium
• August 1, 2017
David Rudolph Speaks on Strategies for Data Breach Cases at AAJ Education Webinar
•January 1, 2016
Congratulations to New Lieff Cabraser Partners Lin Chan, Douglas Cuthbertson, and David Rudolph

Honors & Awards

•“Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement,“ American Antitrust Institute, 2017


•Panelist, Privacy Class Actions, Civil Law Symposium on Class Actions, Northern District Practice Program, 2018
•Strategies for Data Breach Cases, American Association for Justice, 2017
•Intellectual Property Roundtable, California Lawyer, 2013

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Antitrust & Intellectual Property
  • Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212.355.9500  Phone
212.355.9592  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Philosophy, 1998; Rutgers University, Ph.D. Program, Philosophy, 1999-2001
Law School Attended:
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, J.D., 2004
Year of First Admission:
2008, U.S. District Court Northern District of California; 2008, U.S. District Court Southern District of California; 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit; 2012, U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit; 2004, California

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of California


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San Francisco, California

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