David Pankros, J.D.

David stands at the intersection of technology and law, bringing a unique blend of expertise as a seasoned software engineer, innovative startup founder, and accomplished IP attorney. Graduating from the University of Illinois in 1997 with a degree in Computer Science, he embarked on a path that would see him pioneering in both technology and legal domains. His journey continued at the University of Kansas Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 2008, deepening his legal acumen, particularly in intellectual property law.

David’s legal practice is distinguished by his specialization in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, paired with extensive experience in technology law, encompassing critical areas such as privacy and security. He has a notable track record of writing and prosecuting patents for some of the world’s leading technology companies, showcasing his expertise in navigating complex legal and technical landscapes.

Before diving into law, David honed his technical skills as a software engineer and held key technology leadership positions, including CTO and VP of Engineering. These roles not only fortified his technical knowledge but also enriched his strategic and leadership abilities. Currently, he is further expanding his technological horizon by pursuing a Master of Computer Science from the University of Illinois, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, expected to conclude in Fall 2024.

David’s multifaceted career equips him with a holistic view in client representation, synergizes his diverse background, and benefits his clients with insights that bridge the gap between technology and legal intricacies. As a partner at ALGM, David sees beyond the legal issues and understands the technological underpinnings and business implications, ensuring comprehensive and forward-thinking solutions for his clients.


  • Florida
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Not admitted to practice in the District of Columbia


  • University of Illinois, Master of Computer Science, Fall 2024
  • University of Kansas Law School, J.D., 2008
  • University of Illinois, B.S., Computer Science, 1997
David Pankros can be reached via e-mail at: david@arrigo.us
David Pankros can be contacted via his direct line at 202-465-8143