David J. Strandness

David Strandness is an associate in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he is a member of the Internet strategy and litigation practice. David focuses on assisting technology companies with litigation and counseling issues concerning privacy law, Internet law, consumer class actions, and constitutional law. The International Association of Privacy Professionals has designated David as a Certified Information Privacy Professional.

A sample of his current representations include:

Google in In re: Nickelodeon Consumer Privacy Litigation. This multidistrict litigation is comprised of six putative class action lawsuits alleging that Internet users under age 13 who visited Viacom-owned websites received cookies that enabled Viacom and Google to track certain web-based activities. On January 20, 2015, the district court dismissed with prejudice the plaintiffs' Second Amended Complaint, which alleged violations of New Jersey's anti-hacking statute and state privacy law. Previously, the plaintiffs had alleged additional claims under the Federal Wiretap Act, Stored Communications Act, Video Privacy Protection Act, and other state law. The court dismissed those claims with prejudice in a July 2, 2014, opinion.
Google in In re: Google Inc. Street View Electronic Communications Litigation. This multidistrict litigation is comprised of more than a dozen putative class action suits challenging the acquisition of publicly broadcast Wi-Fi data by Google's Street View vehicles from open and unencrypted wireless networks. The lawsuit alleges that Google violated the Federal Wiretap Act.
Social networking services in putative class actions where plaintiffs allege violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Prior to joining the firm, David was an associate in Jones Day's issues and appeals group in Washington, D.C., where he advised clients on the potential legal impact of proposed and recently enacted legislation and litigated complex factual and legal issues on behalf of corporations, legislative bodies, government officials, and individuals.

David has briefed appeals before the United States Supreme Court; the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, and District of Columbia Circuits; and state appellate courts in Florida and New York. He also has litigated matters in state and federal trial courts in California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

David clerked for the Honorable Timothy M. Tymkovich of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Before law school, David served as a legislative assistant to Congressman Jim Ramstad (Minnesota, Third Congressional District).

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Internet Strategy & Litigation
Law School Stanford Law School, (J.D., 2007)
Education Carleton College (B.A., 2001)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Associatio, Minnesota State Bar Association
Most recent firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
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