David C. Shonka

Redgrave LLP

David is a partner at Redgrave LLP and leads the Firm’s privacy and data security practice. Prior to joining Redgrave LLP, David served three terms as the Acting General Counsel at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and ten years as the agency’s Principal Deputy General Counsel. In both roles, he oversaw the Office’s Litigation, Legal Counsel, and Opinions and Analysis Groups, as well as FOIA, Employment Law, and Energy Counsel Staff. Before becoming the Principal Deputy General Counsel, David was the agency’s Assistant General Counsel for Litigation. Before joining the FTC, David was an associate at a Washington, DC law firm and a litigator in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice. During his tenure at the FTC, David became a recognized expert (and frequently spoke on and wrote about) government investigations, international discovery, privacy, and data security. David is a Senior Fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States, providing informed and objective assessments about best practices throughout the government. David is currently a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Data Security and Privacy Liability (WG11), serves on the Steering Committee for International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure (WG6), and is a former member of the Steering Committee for Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1). He has previously chaired the FTC’s eDiscovery Steering Committee. David is recipient of the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive (2015).