David L. London | Denver | Hogan Lovells

David L. London

Partner Corporate & Finance

London David

David L. London
London David
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quote mark

"Provides first-class counseling to clients on all aspects of their intellectual property, from protection to monetization. 'Easy to work with and intent on getting the deal done.'"

IAM 250

David London is one of the most seasoned lawyers in the United States in the field of technology, commercial, and intellectual property (IP) transactions. If technology or IP is a key asset of your business, or if you are considering a major commercial transaction or transaction involving technology or IP, David's wealth of knowledge can help you accomplish your goals.

David's experience spans all forms of IP and technology from software to hardware, data and content, and patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He has negotiated almost every type of contract involving technology and complex commercial arrangement, from IP licenses to manufacturing, development, distribution, outsourcing, and other commercial agreements; to joint ventures; to stock purchase, merger, and financing agreements; to employee and contractor agreements. His work involves almost every industry sector, notably software/IT, entertainment, energy, health care, telecommunications, and consumer goods. Notably, David served as the inaugural chair of Hogan Lovells’ global artificial intelligence (AI) working group.

David takes a practical approach to negotiation. He understands his clients' business and objectives, and aligns the negotiation strategy with these objectives. David keeps the focus on what matters, and gets the right result, avoiding wasted time and cost.

quote mark

"Among a handful of attorneys across the nation who not only quickly grasp our situation but also deliver high-quality work on time and for an efficient price."

Chambers USA

Representative experience

Negotiating content distribution agreements for a consortium of Hollywood studios and movie theater companies.

Advising an international manufacturing company on the implementation of SAP enterprise resource planning solutions.

Representing a clean tech start-up on IP license and materials procurement agreements with European and South African vendors.

Representing software and IT services vendors in the development and negotiation of contract forms for cloud and SaaS-based software solutions.

Negotiating a suite of business process outsourcing agreements with a global IT services company on behalf of a U.S.-based movie theater company.

Advising a Fortune 50 insurance company on stock and asset acquisitions in the IT space.

Negotiating a suite of patent licenses and ancillary IP agreements related to key revenue-generating processes for an oil drilling company.

Advising a major university on the development of a coal gasification R&D facility, and the ownership of IP rights by facility operators.


  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1993
  • B.A., Yale University, magna cum laude, 1989
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Colorado
  • New York
Court admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Member, Intellectual Property and Technology Sections, Colorado Bar Association 
  • Member, New York Bar Association
  • Member, Denver Bar Association


Intellectual Property (Colorado)

Chambers USA

United States IP Star

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars

Transactions Star, Colorado and Nationwide

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars

Colorado IP Star

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars

Global IP Star

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars

Corporate Law

The Best Lawyers in America

Best Corporate Lawyer

Law Week Colorado, Barrister's Best/People's Court

Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Technology Transactions

Legal 500 US

Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Outsourcing, Recommended

Legal 500 US

The World's Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers

Intellectual Asset Management Licensing 250

Best Intellectual Property Lawyer (Non-Litigator)

Law Week Colorado, Barrister's Best/People's Court

Forty Under 40

Denver Business Journal