DAVID MCCUAIG is the Founder, President and Managing Attorney for SONA LEGAL APC. Together with the help of his team of expert attorneys, paralegals, and staff, he provides efficient legal resolutions in the fields of internet & e-commerce, social media and digital talent, data privacy, technology, corporate law, and commercial transactions.
David is an American/Australian/Dutch/Irish Green Card lottery winner who has been living the American Dream since ’96. He studied history at UCSD (his other passion besides law) and attended law school in Washington D.C. before returning to sunny Southern California. After fine-tuning his craft with a law firm in Los Angeles, he built a successful law firm from scratch, and he had tech in large part to thank for it. When he is not at the office, David is active in the community. You might also catch David hiking in Anza-Borrego or the Sierra Nevada, surfing Scripps, listening to the Sunday organ show at Balboa Park, or at the local coffee shop buried in a history book. And once in a while David is able to sneak out for a visit to his family in Ireland and Amsterdam. David is contributing author for CEB (check out CEB’s Selecting and Forming Business Entities) and has won the San Diego Journal’s “Best of the Bar” Award.
Throughout his career, David has represented all kinds of clients – professional sports franchises, multi-billion dollar tech companies, globe-trotting social media gurus – but also local yoga studios and dog charities. He takes pride in treating every client like family. Ethics, quality, results, and a bit of fun along the way. These are our values at SONA and this is how David has helped his clients.
DREW KONING has over a decade of experience at top international law firms counseling some of the word’s largest technology companies in intellectual property and commercial litigation matters. Prior to becoming an attorney, Drew worked as an engineer in New York and London developing software for government, corporate and nonprofit organizations
Drew has represented a varied portfolio of clients in all phases of intellectual property litigation and related commercial litigation, from pre-filing dilligence through trial before numerous federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Drew represents both large and small companies across a wide range of varied technologies, including telecommunications, intergated circuits, codecs, firmware, social media, gaming, IT management and security software, SaaS, mobile payment, navigation software and hardware, consumer goods, and medical devices.
Drew also advises clients on patent licensing and commercial transaction matters.
Drew was voted Super Lawyer - Rising Star and has Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of AV preeminent reflecting the highest ethical standards and legal ability from 2015 through to the present.
Drew also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable William G. Bassler of the US District Court for the Disctrict of New Jersey.
Prior to co-founding Koning Zollar LLP, Drew was an attorney at Cooley LLP in San Diego and Ropes & Gray LLP in New York and Silicon Valley.