NEW YORK, NY—National plaintiffs’ law firm, DiCello Levitt Gutzler, today announced that David Straite has joined the firm as a partner in its New York office. A veteran litigator with deep experience in cybersecurity, data privacy, securities, corporate governance, and hedge fund matters, Straite arrives from Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, where he emerged as the nation’s leading voice for the recognition of property interests in personal data, a 10-year effort culminating in the Ninth Circuit’s landmark April 2020 decision in In re: Facebook Internet Tracking Litigation and the Northern District of California’s March 2021 decision in Calhoun v. Google, both of which he argued.
Straite is also an Adjunct Professor at Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business Executive MBA program teaching Business Law and Ethics every fall semester since 2015 and is a frequent speaker on CLE panels addressing data privacy, Constitutional Standing, and investor rights. As a hands-on litigator with a history of innovation, Straite has spent the last decade fighting some of the largest and most complex data privacy cases, including protecting consumer privacy in class actions against Apple, Facebook, Google, and Yahoo. His early work in this field led M.I.T.