David Lender is a partner and commercial litigator in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, and co-chair of its 160-attorney Complex Commercial Litigation practice. Over the past several years, he has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict, including a complete defense jury verdict for ESPN in a $231 million lawsuit brought by Modi Entertainment Network and a $416.88 million plaintiff jury verdict for ExxonMobil against Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).
Mr. Lender is a nationally recognized expert in electronic discovery. He is the co-author of a book on the subject entitled Electronic Discovery: Law and Practice (Aspen Publishing, 2010), which has been cited in numerous landmark electronic discovery cases by federal courts; author of the book Privilege Issues In The Age of Electronic Discovery (BNA, 2010); and is a frequent lecturer and author on the subject. He is also the head of his firm's E-discovery Task Force.
Mr. Lender is a member of the Advisory Board for the Georgetown Law Center E-Discovery Institute and a member of the Executive Committee for New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. He received his J.D. degree with High Honors, Order of the Coif, from the Duke University School of Law in 1993, and his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Duke University in 1990.