Press Release September 19, 2018

David Carpenter Named a Leading Global Privacy Lawyer

Alston & Bird partner David Carpenter has been recognized among the world’s top young data and privacy lawyers.

Legal industry magazine Global Data Review (GDR) honored Carpenter in its inaugural “40 Under 40,” a compendium of 40 data and privacy lawyers under age 40 described by the publication as the “best and the brightest of the data law bar around the world.”

As noted by GDR, Carpenter has defended “some of the biggest data-breach cases in the country,” arguing “core issues like standing, duty, and guidance from the relevant governmental authorities” in cases that “will shape litigation in this area going forward and are, therefore, front of mind for all data and privacy litigators.”

Carpenter concentrates his practice in general business and commercial litigation, with special focus on consumer and privacy class action defense. He has served as lead counsel and assisted in all phases of litigation for a number of Fortune 500 companies, moving to compel arbitration on multiple occasions, gaining dismissals through Rule 12 motions, and obtaining favorable settlements for clients in bet-the-company litigation.

Launched in 2018, GDR analyzes the law and regulation of the use and trade of data around the world. It is published by Law Business Research, which also publishes Global Competition Review, Global Arbitration Review, and Global Investigations Review.
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