APRIL 25, 2023David Rice, an attorney with more than two decades of experience advising diverse clients on a wide range of privacy and data security issues, has joined Davis Wright Tremaine LLP as a partner in the firm's Seattle office.

"Privacy compliance continues to be one of the most difficult and fast-moving challenges for clients across all industries," said Nancy Libin, Washington, D.C.-based chair of the privacy and security practice at Davis Wright. "Like us, David is known for delivering practical, future-focused, on-point strategic advice. We're delighted to have him expand our capacity to serve clients in this critical area."

Over the past 20 years, Rice has counseled major domestic and international organizations on emerging issues in data privacy and data security. He advises clients on compliance, handles incident response, and conducts employee training. His experience encompasses a broad range of international, federal, and state laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), among many others. Rice has also negotiated hundreds of complex information technology contracts that required a sophisticated understanding of data privacy issues.

"Our clients are navigating an increasingly complex landscape in the areas of privacy and data security," said Pete Johnson, Seattle partner-in-charge and a member of the firm's technology practice. "Very few practitioners have the experience and depth of knowledge that David does in this space. He will be a tremendous resource to our clients and will further expand the capabilities of our national industry teams, including those supporting our technology, media, entertainment, financial services, and healthcare clients."

Rice has counseled clients across diverse sectors, including B2C, data brokers, adtech, SaaS providers, healthcare-adjacent companies, and franchise operations. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional - United States (CIPP/US).

"Davis Wright is synonymous not only with legal excellence but with a culture of collaboration and innovation," said Rice. "The firm has a clear strategic direction and a smart roadmap for getting there. I'm thrilled to be able to help build the firm's West Coast privacy presence and to enhance the security and data breach response capabilities offered to Davis Wright's industry-leading clients."

Rice joins the firm from the Seattle office of Miller Nash LLP, where he was a partner. He previously worked as an associate at Venable LLP and at a predecessor firm to K&L Gates. He received his B.A. from The George Washington University and his J.D. from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. He currently co-chairs the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Federal Communications Bar Association.

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