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. He has devoted his legal career to helping organizations traverse complex environmental, technology, and data protection challenges. For over 25 years, he has increasingly focused on cybersecurity, privacy, 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 cybersecurity topics. He is a coauthor of Locked Down: Practical Information Security for Lawyers, Second Ed. (American Bar Association 2016) and Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers (American Bar Association 2015) and a contributing author to Information Security and Privacy: A Legal, Business and Technical Handbook, Second Edition (American Bar Association 2011). He served on the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force and the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board and is a member of InfraGard’s Legal Cross-Sector Council and ILTA’s LegalSEC Initiative.

My Sessions

Cyberattacks – What Every Law Firm Needs to Know (and Do)

Grand J

Cyberattacks against law firms of all sizes are happening every day, with the potential for disaster. What are today’s cyber threats? How can attorneys and law firms protect against them? What happens if there’s a data breach? This session will explore the answers to these questions, including practical safeguards to protect your data.

Cybersecurity Technology Competence

Ethics of Law Firm Advertising and Solicitation: Keeping Pace in Today’s Race for Clients

Grand K

Compliance with ethics rules as they relate to attorney marketing, advertising and solicitation has never been more complicated. At the same time, the race for clients has never been more competitive. No law firm, regardless of practice area, size or scope is immune to issues relating to the relevant Rules of Professional Conduct. This program […]

Ethics Marketing