David G. Ries

Clark Hill PLC

David G. Ries is of counsel in the Pittsburgh, PA office of Clark Hill PLC, where he practices in the firm’s Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy group. For over 25 years, he has increasingly focused on cybersecurity, privacy, e-discovery, and information governance. He has used computers in his practice since the early 1980s and since then has strongly encouraged attorneys to embrace technology – in appropriate and secure ways.

Dave frequently speaks and writes nationally on legal ethics, technology, and technology law topics. He is a coauthor of Locked Down: Practical Information Security for Lawyers, Second Ed. (ABA 2016) and Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers (ABA 2015). He served on the TECHSHOW Planning Board and is a member of Clark Hill’s ASSET360 team, the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, InfraGard’s Legal Industry Cross Sector Group, and ILTA’s LegalSEC.

My Sessions

Best Practices for Securing Your Virtual Practice

Attorneys are cautious about working in the cloud and becoming dependent upon technology. However, practicing with the assistance of technology is not only essential in modern day, it’s continuing to shape and change the future of the practice of law.


The Amazing Depth of Cyber Investigations

Because life today is increasingly digital, for work, communications, recreation, and many other aspects of daily life, the evidence of what has happened is largely digital. This presentation will explore the role of cyber investigations for cybersecurity, civil and criminal cases, corporate investigations, employee background checks, and more.