David M. Greenberg

David M. Greenberg


David M. Greenberg is a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s New York office. A leader in the field of technology and intellectual property transactions and strategy, David has been recognized as an “IP Star” in Managing IP Magazine's World IP Handbook and Survey (2017).

David focuses on a broad range of intellectual property and technology issues in high-stakes transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, spin-outs, joint ventures, strategic collaborations, and licenses. David has wide-ranging experience in the licensing and transfer of patents, trademarks, trade secrets, know-how, content, data, software, and other technology, working with clients across a broad number of industries including financial services, banking, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, biotechnology, consumer products, luxury goods, fashion, healthcare, energy, software and digital advertising. David leverages his many years of experience in the field to provide practical and business-oriented advice.


  • IP aspects of corporate transactions
  • Patent, trademark, IP, software, data, and technology licensing
  • Technology transfer
  • IT and business process outsourcing
  • Electronic and mobile commerce
  • Software as a Service (“SaaS”) and Platform as a Service (“PaaS”)
  • Electronic/mobile payments and Payment Card Industry (PCI)
  • System integration (e.g., ERP and other corporate systems)
  • Privacy, cybersecurity, and big data
  • Content distribution
  • Open source
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  • Represented Centre Partners in connection with its acquisition of Nearly Natural, a leading e-commerce vendor and “drop-shipper” of artificial plant products.
  • Represented Vista Equity Partners (Vista), a leading private equity firm focused on software, data, and technology-enabled businesses, in its acquisition of Regulatory DataCorp, Inc. (RDC) from Bain Capital Ventures and others.
  • Served as lead counsel in numerous IT and business process outsourcing transactions for major multinational corporations.
  • Advised leading companies in connection with software development transactions, OEM, VAR and dealer agreements and information services contracts.
  • Served as lead counsel to pharmaceutical companies in contract manufacturing agreement.
  • Served as lead counsel to one of the largest ISPs and content providers in numerous technology procurement and licensing transactions as well as related policy issues.
  • Represent major network in user-generated content, video-on-demand, and related distribution agreements.
  • Advised companies and agency clients in the area of online advertising.
  • Provided counseling to major financial services companies and other multinational corporations in the area of information security and privacy issues, including the development of enterprise-wide policies and compliance programs.
  • Negotiated numerous hardware and procurement agreements for leading quick-serve restaurant company.
  • Assisted companies with RFP preparation, response and assessment relating to technology transactions.
  • Served as lead counsel in numerous e-commerce transactions for major fashion companies and others.
  • Represented numerous clients in technology and intellectual property aspects of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances.
  • Assisted technology and new media clients in connection with multimedia and electronic publishing ventures, including mobile device distribution.
  • Represented writers and artists in publishing, television and film transactions as well as related podcast, licensing and merchandising opportunities.
  • Assisted Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in technology and services agreements to create MVNO network and procure digital content and ringtones.
  • Assisted cable network operator in technology infrastructure agreements, including uplink, backhaul, and communications.
  • Counseled clients on technology and data export compliance.
  • Counseled and represented clients in the selection, prosecution and defense of opposition proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and infringement actions in federal courts.
  • Speechwriter and Policy Analyst, Office of Lt. Governor Stan Lundine, Albany, NY, 1988-1990

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Managing IP Magazine's World IP Handbook and Survey, "IP Stars," 2017
  • Member, American Bar Association, Committee on Cyberspace Law


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1993
    • Associate Editor, Comparative Labor Law Journal
  • B.A., Political Science, Williams College, 1988
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit