Scott L. David Director, Law, Technology and Arts Group, University of Washington Law School. Former partner of K&L Gates. Member of World Economic Forum Leadership Council.


Scott David has joined the University of Washington Law School as the Executive Director of its Law, Technology & Arts Group. Scott’s practice focuses on intellectual property and technology counseling and transactions, and he has become a leading expert in these areas nationally and internationally. Scott has been a partner at K&L Gates (formerly Preston, Gates & Ellis) since 1992. Prior to joining K&L Gates, he was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York.

Scott has provided legal advice regarding compliance with privacy and data security laws; structuring of online contracts, terms of use, privacy policies and electronic payment and tax administration systems; networked data risk and liability management; online and telecommunications entity organization and affiliation structuring; technology development and transfer; participation in technical standards setting organizations; international, federal, state and local internet and telecommunications taxation; intellectual property licensing and structuring and non-profit and tax-exempt status and related issues.

He has been active in the World Economic Forum (Davos), Identity Commons, ABA Cyberspace Committee, and Workboat (technology/arts organization) among other activities. He has also served as an external board member of UW’s Law, Technology and Arts Journal since 2008.

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