David C. Shonka
David is a partner at Redgrave LLP, where he counsels clients on issues related to data privacy, cybersecurity, eDiscovery, cross-border data transfers, government civil law enforcement investigations, and information governance. In addition to his work on client matters, David serves as the Firm’s General Counsel and oversees and reviews legal, risk, and compliance issues. Prior to joining Redgrave LLP, he served three years as the Acting General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (March 2016 - April 2018, January - June 2009, and October 2012 – June 2013). In that role, he frequently commented on Federal legislative proposals and was the FTC’s chief legal advisor and oversaw its Litigation, Legal Counsel, and Opinions & Analysis groups and the agency’s FOIA, employment law, and Energy Counsel staff. David also served ten years as the FTC’s Principal Deputy General Counsel and as a member of the Administrative Conference of the U.S., serving on the Committee on Judicial Review and the Council of Independent Regulatory Agencies. He is an active member of the Sedona Conference, and he has previously served and is now serving again on the Steering Committee for Working Group 6 (cross-border transfers of data), the Steering Committee for Working Groups 1 (e-discovery and electronic records) and is active in Working Group 11 (privacy and data security). David is a recipient of the 2015 Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive.