David A. Gauntlett

David Gauntlett

Principal, Gauntlett & Associates

Contact Info

Gauntlett & Associates
18400 Von Karman Ave., Ste. 300
Irvine, CA 92612
Tel: (949) 553–1010
Fax: (949) 553–2050


Mr. Gauntlett joined the CGL Reporter Editorial Board with the Fall 2001 edition, remaining through 2008. He provided intellectual property knowledge and experience.

Mr. Gauntlett is principal of Gauntlett & Associates and represents policyholders in insurance coverage disputes regarding intellectual property, antitrust, and business tort claims, as well as in the underlying actions. He also serves as an expert witness on insurance coverage issues and represents policyholders and their counsel on a range of fee dispute issues with their insurers.

Mr. Gauntlett is the author of Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property Assets and is a highly recognized author in the area of insurance coverage, including authoring IP Attorney's Handbook for Insurance Coverage in Intellectual Property Disputes and contributing chapters for the New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Recent Developments in Insurance Coverage Litigation, New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide,; ICLC's CGL Handbook, A Primer on Insurance Coverage Law, and Intellectual Property Claims Under Commercial Generally Liability Policies and Free and Open Source Software and Content Desk Reference: A Legal and Risk Management Guide. He is co-chair of the Computer/Technology Subcommittee of the ICLC and has also served as vice-chair for the Litigation Section's Insurance Coverage Committee from 1998 to present.

Mr. Gauntlett is a nationally recognized speaker and has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences throughout the country on the topic of insurance coverage for intellectual property/antitrust lawsuits. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Boalt Hall, where he taught a class in the Fall of 2001 entitled, Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property, Antitrust and E Commerce. He has served as the vice chair of the Intellectual Property Insurance Owners Law Committee since 2001 and the Corporate IP Management Committee since 2010.

Mr. Gauntlett received his bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of California at Irvine and his juris doctor from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, where he has served as production manager of the California Law Review.