David Bateman is a trial lawyer and focuses on Internet law, technology law, and intellectual property litigation. David represents clients in high profile litigation matters, and provides counseling to clients on privacy, social media, online marketing, data protection and breach response, and other issues in the Internet space.
A nationally recognized leader in Internet, e–commerce, and software litigation, David has been lead counsel in hundreds of lawsuits against spammers, software pirates, phishers, cybersquatters, and Internet trolls. He has worked cooperatively with major ISPs, social media platforms, tech industry participants, and state and federal government agencies in the battle against online consumer deception, fraud, and privacy invasions.
In addition, he routinely defends technology companies, online retailers, affiliate programs, and ad platforms in class action litigation and government investigations and enforcement actions.
David also advises clients about cybersecurity risks, data breach response planning, and corporate governance in the cybersecurity field. He has participated in dozens of data breach incidents, and is a frequent speaker on the protection of computer systems, trade secrets, and intellectual property. David is a leader in the firm’s Cyber Law and Cybersecurity practice.
David is a co-founder of the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project (CCRLP), a global K&L Gates pro bono project providing legal services to victims of nonconsensual pornography (i.e., “revenge porn”) whose sexually explicit images are distributed and displayed online without consent. The CCRLP utilizes the firm’s elite cybersecurity and cyber forensics practices, allowing volunteers to deliver quality pro bono services to victims across the globe. Since its inception in late 2014, the CCRLP already has helped thousands of victims fight back against cyber harassment and reclaim their online identities.