David G. Ries

Clark Hill PLC
Organization Type: Law Firm
Position/Title: Lawyer/Member
Functional Area: Law Practice
Year of Induction: 2015

One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., 14th Flr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Mobile Phone: 412.580.3664
Business Phone: 412.394.7711
Fax: 412.394.2555


Dave Ries, a member at Clark Hill PLC, has made outstanding contributions to law practice management, not only by way of his practice, but by his early understanding of the far-reaching impact that technology would have on the practice of law. Not only has Dave long used computers and technology in his practice, he has strongly encouraged his peers to embrace technology – in appropriate and secure ways – to create efficiencies in the practice of law to benefit clients.

Dave frequently speaks and writes on legal technology and technology issues for legal, academic, and professional groups. He is co-author of Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers and Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers. He is a contributing editor to Information Security and Privacy: A Legal, Business and Technical Handbook, and is editor of E-Discovery. He also serves as a leader in the ABA Law Practice Division. In recognition of his contributions to legal technology and his vision of how technology would transform the profession, we induct Dave Ries as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.

Nominated by K. William Gibson and Sharon Nelson, October 2015