Announcement: David Isom and Richard Santalesa Join InfoLawGroup

We are very pleased to announce that David K. Isom and Richard L. Santalesa have joined the firm as Senior Counsel. David, an e-discovery authority and 30-year trial lawyer, was formerly co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Electronic Discovery Practice Group. Rich, based in New York City and Fairfield, Connecticut, has had a career of representing clients in electronic commerce and Internet and privacy issues and other commercial arrangements involving intellectual property and technology-savvy companies. Read more about David and Rich after the jump.  You can also check out their bios here and here.

David Isom has served as lead trial counsel in large commercial litigation throughout the country and abroad. In the electronic discovery space, David  focuses on the potency, risks and challenges in complex commercial litigation. He is the author of “The Burden of Discovering Inaccessible Electronically Stored Information” and “Electronic Discovery Primer for Judges,” both published in the Federal Courts Law Review, and has co-authored and edited numerous chapters and articles in other publications on e-discovery and information security law. David is a graduate of Duke University School of Law.

Rich has a deep and interdisciplinary background in information technology, journalism, and law practice, and expands the virtual firm’s geographic footprint to the East Coast, where the firm is already servicing numerous clients. Immediately prior to joining InfoLawGroup, Rich served as outside counsel to FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation and as Legal Counsel to Ipsos America, Inc. Prior to practicing law, Rich enjoyed a successful career in technology, initially as a computer programmer on Wall Street, and then as an award-winning journalist, editor and analyst covering Internet, hardware, software and wireless issues. In the late 1990s, he co-founded and served as Director of Technology of Virtual Growth, Inc., a New York City-based accounting firm providing outsourced financial and accounting services to New York City's startup and new media companies. Rich graduated from St. John’s University School of Law, cum laude.

We are thrilled to have David and Rich join InfoLawGroup. They supplement our existing in-depth knowledge and resources in privacy and data security compliance, data breach response, and outsourcing transactions. Beyond that, David’s practice adds considerable breadth to our litigation capabilities, Rich gives us added flexibility in servicing existing and new East Coast clients, and both lawyers share our commitment to providing the highest quality, lowest cost, and most practical and business-oriented legal services. It is a great fit.

As we continue to see an uptick in privacy and data security related litigations and investigations, David’s decades in the courtroom are an invaluable addition to our existing litigation group. Both lawyers, like Dave, Scott, and myself, are passionate about technology and the law and share a vision for using technology to provide clients around the world with AmLaw 100-quality legal services at a fraction of the price.