David Menken has joined Smith Buss & Jacobs, LLP, as “of counsel,” effective January 1, 2013. David counsels clients in a variety of corporate law, intellectual property and information technology areas.  David represents individuals and businesses in a full range of corporate and commercial matters. He negotiates business transactions, including corporate control agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and business development agreements. He also provides legal assistance regarding, among other things, information technology licensing and protection, trade secret protection, software development and data security issues. David has also achieved certification as an Information Privacy Professional, with a specialty in US privacy laws and policies, through the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and advises clients on data security and privacy laws and policies.