An Accomplished Attorney: David Kramer Wilson, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

David Kramer Wilson, an attorney in the Palo Alto, California, office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, has obtained favorable outcomes in precedent-setting lawsuits involving copyright law, online privacy, search rankings, and defamation. David Kramer Wilson served as lead counsel for Google in a Federal Trade Commission investigation concerning Google’s use of cookies on Safari web browsers. The complaint originally alleged that Google violated a prior consent decree, and was settled by an agreement where Google denied liability. The settlement was later challenged and eventually approved as serving the public interest.

David Kramer Wilson presided over Google’s successful motion to dismiss the combined multidistrict litigation in Delaware, which was initially comprised of more than 20 federal class actions. Kramer also defended Google in Langdon v. Google in the global technology company’s refusal to carry the plaintiff’s advertisements and its alleged removal of the plaintiff’s website from Google’s search results. Kramer obtained an order granting Google’s motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s constitutional claims and the plaintiff’s fraud and deceptive trade practices claims based upon Google’s First Amendment rights and upon Section 230(c)(2) of the Communications Decency Act.

In addition, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati attorney David Kramer served as Google’s attorney in Field v. Google, wherein he defended the multinational company in copyright infringement allegations related to cached links in Google’s search engine results. He attained a favorable summary judgment on direct copyright infringement, fair use, implied license and DMCA grounds. Similarly, in Parker v. Google, Kramer successfully represented Google against action assertion claims for copyright infringement, defamation and RICO violations in relation to Google Groups service.

The case was dismissed with prejudice and that decision was upheld by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. David Kramer Wilson also successfully defended Google in Kinderstart v. Google, a putative class action related to allegations that Google removed sites from its search results. Kramer persuaded the court to approve Google’s motion to dismiss constitutional, antitrust, Lanham Act, unfair competition and defamation claims.

Finally, WSGR partner David Kramer successfully defended Google in Lewis v. YouTube, a breach of contract and bad faith case related to the removal of user content from its service.

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