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2801 Alaskan Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98121
T: 206.777.7424

David Rice

Partner

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.

Representative Experience

  • Advised clients on a wide range of issues related to data privacy and security, including conducting data security audits, handling responses to data security incidents, conducting employee training, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, and participating in simulated data incident exercises. 
  • Worked with global internet company to develop and implement response to Edward Snowden revelations regarding government monitoring of internet traffic.
  • Advised major government entity with homeland security issues regarding data breach response program and information security issues. Trained in-house legal and IT staff on data security issues and participated in simulated data breach exercise. 
  • Assisted a major global diversified manufacturing and marketing company that experienced a data breach of social security numbers and other sensitive employee data.
  • Worked with a nonprofit to respond to a hacker intrusion into its human resources database. Sensitive information was stolen and used for identity theft. Help draft the data-breach response and developed a press release regarding the response. 
  • Helped a fast food franchise manage a data breach caused by an IT software vendor that had conducted maintenance on their system and had inadvertently taken down the system security. 
  • Performed a data security audit for an educational institution, which resulted in the discovery that there were different practices for handling data between departments. Advised the institution on best practices for harmonizing practices across divisions. Revised policies following the incident. 
  • Trained legal and IT staff at major utilities and a government transportation entity regarding data security. 
  • Advised regional bank on compliance with FFEIC data security standards and on preparation for regulatory audit. 
  • Regularly presents on topics related to data security and data privacy, including in-house trainings to assist companies in following the best practices for preventing unauthorized access to data. 
  • Helped clients examine their practices, identify what data they are collecting and what the law requires them to do regarding that data, and develop data security policies.
  • Advised one of the largest global internet companies on domestic and international internet backbone issues, data centers, and content delivery networks, almost all of which had data security implications. Advised in-house legal, engineers and multiple other corporate channels.
  • Personally negotiated hundreds of contracts involving technology issues, including agreements involving data centers, networking, colocation, dark fiber, IP transit, communications services and equipment, complex server systems, wireless networks, equipment leases, device trials, spectrum leases, cell tower leases, and many other issues. These transactions were for services in 30 different countries in North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia.
  • Managed a team of ten attorneys and a paralegal in handling technology transactions.
  • Advised online clients regarding social networking issues, retail sales, terms and conditions, privacy policies, and mobile marketing.
  • Negotiated a wide range of intellectual property-related contracts, including software development agreements, end user licensing agreements and trademark licensing agreements. Assisted clients with Digital Millennium Copyright Act issues, including takedown notices and interaction with internet service providers and law enforcement.