David J. Kessler

PartnerFulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Connect

David Kessler joined the New York office of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. in 2010 and is co-head of the Firm’s E-Discovery and Information Management Practice.  As a partner, David works with Fulbright's litigation group and focuses on e-discovery, information management, data privacy and intellectual property litigation.  Previously, David was a partner at a large firm and one of the founding members of the firms' E-Discovery and Data Management Task Force.

David has represented companies in all areas of electronic discovery and information management.  David focuses not only on tactical e-discovery issues in particular cases, but advises clients regarding strategic e-discovery portfolio management and data governance.  For example, David has helped clients with emergency ex parte preservations orders; negotiations with opposing counsel regarding disaster recovery data; establishing that opponents had fabricated e-mails; and developed record management functions and litigation readiness protocols.

Additionally, David litigates all aspects of intellectual property with an emphasis on patent cases.  His work in this area includes representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous patent lawsuits involving disparate technologies such as adipose stem cells, implantable cardio defibrillators, dimming amplifier, self-opening plastic bags, cotter pins and CAD software.  He has also represented plaintiffs and defendants in copyright litigation, primarily involving software.