David Rice provides strategic advice to clients on data privacy and security, data breaches, cloud services and infrastructure, and related intellectual property issues. Long before data breach was a concern to businesses, David was a pioneer in understanding the legal aspects of collecting, managing, storing, and protecting data. He has over twenty years of experience working with clients specifically on data privacy-related matters.

A significant part of David’s practice includes conducting data security audits, handling numerous data incident responses, conducting employee cybersecurity training, participating in simulated data incident exercises, and managing vendor contracting involving data security. David develops customized policies and procedures for clients to prepare them to respond to data breaches and to implement data security and privacy best practices. His wide range of clients include a global internet company, government entities, a major global diversified manufacturing and marketing company, educational institutions, banks, energy companies, and utilities.

David's experience also includes advising in-house legal, engineers, and multiple other corporate channels on domestic and international networking and data center matters, including related data security issues. He has negotiated hundreds of technology contracts, including agreements involving data centers, networking, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), colocation, SaaS, content delivery networks, dark fiber, IP transit, communications services and equipment, complex server systems, wireless networks, equipment leases, device trials, and spectrum leases. In addition, David advises online clients regarding social networking issues, retail sales, terms and conditions, Internet of Things (IoT), privacy policies, and mobile marketing. Transactions have involved services in 30 different countries in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

David's data-related IP practice includes negotiating a wide range of intellectual property-related contracts, including software development agreements, end user licensing agreements, and trademark licensing agreements. He speaks regularly at conferences and at companies regarding emerging data security and privacy issues.

David is CIPP-US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.


  • J.D., cum laude, Catholic University of America, 1995,
    • Lead articles editor, Journal of Communications Law and Policy
    • Graduate of the Columbus School of Law’s Institute for Communications Law Studies
  • B.A., George Washington University
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional—United States (CIPP-US), International Association of Privacy Professionals

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