David G. Ries is Of Counsel in the Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania office of Clark Hill PLC, where he practices in the areas of environmental, technology, and data protection law and litigation. He has used computers in his practice since the early 1980s and since then has encouraged attorneys to use technology - securely and appropriately. For over20 years, he has increasingly focused on cybersecurity and information governance.
His technology practice has included a variety of litigation matters, including major systems implementations, and advising clients on various technology law issues such as information security and privacy,hardware and software agreements, data governance, e-discovery, and electronic contracting. His environmental practice for over 40 years has included abroad range of issues in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, including CERCLA litigation, Clean Water Act litigation, solid and hazardous waste issues, Clean Air Act litigation, storage tank litigation,court and administrative challenges to regulatory programs and defense of penalty actions.
Dave frequently speaks and writes on environmental, technology,and ethics issues for legal, academic, and professional groups including the American Bar Association. He is the Editor of e-Discovery 4th Ed. (PBI Press 2017), a co-author of Locked Down: Practical Information Securityfor Attorneys, Second Edition (AmericanBar 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).