David J. Myers

Partner | Cleveland


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    About David:

    Born near the end of Generation X, I came of age alongside the technology we now take for granted. I exchanged spiral-bound notebooks at St. Xavier High School for computer labs at the University of Cincinnati. As a student at Notre Dame Law School, I dutifully took notes using a folding keyboard connected to my PDA. I had a PC at my desk from day one as a young lawyer.


    Convinced that technology would disrupt the practice of law, in 2007 I joined SpliceNet, a technology consulting company. For 14 years, I consulted on line-of-business applications, built servers, migrated businesses to “the cloud,” earned coveted certifications from Sophos, LexisNexis, and Microsoft, and eventually focused on keeping computer systems secure in an increasingly-dangerous world.


    In August of 2021, I left SpliceNet, where I had ultimately become a shareholder, to begin a new journey with Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC. Buckingham has served businesses in the Cleveland, Akron and Canton areas for over 100 years. Now, as part of that family, I passionately provide “white glove treatment” for cybersecurity, data privacy and technology law issues to businesses of all sizes across Northeast Ohio.


    I live in Lakewood with my wife, my two daughters, and two dogs. I spent years training in mixed martial arts, including Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Kali. Now my free time is less intense, spent fishing or working with hobby electronics.

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    • Leverages legal, technical and business experience to deploy data privacy and compliance solutions, functioning as Chief Information Officer to consult with businesses in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana
    • Recognized as a "go-to" resource for other attorneys regarding data privacy and cyberlaw issues
    • Forges cross-functional collaborations among legal, technology and management teams to align operations with corporate guidelines and regulations
    • Former owner of his own data privacy, cybersecurity and technology firm (2006 - 2021)
    • Former co-owner of SpliceNet, a research and development IT Services company (2007 - present)

    • University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2004)
    • University of Cincinnati (B.B.A. in Marketing & International Businesses, 2001)
    • Certifications:
      • Sophos Certified Engineer for XG Firewall
      • Sophos EDR Certified Admin
      • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Small Business Server 2011


    • Ohio (2004)
    • U.S. Tax Court (2004)

    • Association for Corporate Growth, Cleveland Chapter
    • Information Systems Security Association, Northeast Ohio Chapter
    • ISACA, Northeast Ohio Chapter
    • International Association of Privacy Professionals
    • Cintrifuse, Cincinnati, OH, Subject Matter Expert On Demand (2016 - present)
    Past Affiliations
    • UpTech Technology Accelerator, Covington, KY, Startup Mentor (2017)
    • Cheviot United Methodist Preschool, Cincinnati, OH, Board Member & Treasurer (2016-2017)
    • Cincinnati Stream Baseball Club, Advisory Board Member (2009)
    • Verein Der Donauschwaben, Cincinnati, OH, Board Member (2006-2009)


    Contributor:   Podcasts & Live Streams:

    CyberSnacks Podcast

    • Episode 8: A View From the Inside (March 5, 2022)
    • Episode 7: Strengthening Your Weakest Link (February 22, 2022)
    • Episode 6: Antivirus is Not Enough (February 10, 2022)
    • Episode 5: Plan Now to Survive Later (February 3, 2022)
    • Episode 4: Prepping for Cyber Insurance Applications (January 27, 2022)
    • Episode 3: Trust But Verify (January 20, 2022)
    • Episode 2: A Hidden Benefit of Password Managers (January 13, 2022)
    • Episode 1: Goals and Ground Rules (January 6, 2022)
      No Law Firm Left Behind Live Stream   Dreamers, Driver, Doers - Greater Akron Chamber   Videos:   Radio:
    • Recent Technology Laws and Court Rulings, IMI Tech Talk, 1100 KNFX (Aired Jul 10, 2016)
    • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy for Business Attorneys Session 2, When the Wall Cracks: Drafting Provisions for Data Breach Notifications & Collaborative Responses, Cincinnati Bar Association (March 6, 2024)
    • Trade Secrets & Cybersecurity: The Intersection, CincyIP (February 27, 2024)
    • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy for Business Attorneys, Session 1 Navigating the Maze: Drafting Essentials for Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Controls in Commercial Agreements, Cincinnati Bar Association (January 25, 2024)
    • A New Year, A New Approach: Cybersecurity in 2024, Association of Legal Administrators, Columbus Chapter (January 16, 2024)
    • The Ethical Case for Data Security: Key Business Risks and Opportunities for Tax Preparers, Mega Tax Conference, Ohio Society of CPAs (December 12, 2023)
    • Keeping it Real in the Age of AI: A Look at Artificial Intelligence and its Practical Impacts on the Legal Profession, Professional Conduct Seminar, Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC (December 12, 2023)
    • Hot Topics in Bankruptcy Law, William O’Neill and Pat E. Morganstern-Clarren Bankruptcy Institute (December 8, 2023)
    • Unleash the Power of Artificial Intelligence, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (December 1, 2023)
    • Worker Privacy and EEO Developments, Panelist, Employment and Labor Seminar, Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC (October 25, 2023)
    • Behind the Curtains: Cybersecurity & the Legal Industry, Moderator, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (September 14, 2023)
    • Cybersecurity & Legal Ethics, Akron Bar Association (May 23, 2023)
    • Legal and IT in Alignment: The Risk of Making Promises Without Full Understanding, Central Ohio InfoSec Summit, Information Systems Security Association (April 21, 2023)
    • Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Paralegal Efficiency and Productivity, Cincinnati Paralegal Association (April 19, 2023)
    • Managing Cybersecurity Risks in Services Contracts, Cincinnati Bar Association (November 30, 2022)
    • A Day in the Life of a Data Privacy Lawyer, University of Akron Cyber Club (October 6, 2022)
    • Securing the Metaverse, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (October 7, 2022)
    • A Reasonable Approach to a Realistic Threat, Panelist, Buckingham Leadership Series (September 23, 2022)
    • Busting Cyber Myths: Security Incidents Are Like Stories With Clear Beginning, Middles and Endings!, Moderator (June 22, 2022)
    • The More The Merrier! Or Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen?, Information Systems Security Association, Northeast Ohio Chapter (June 9, 2022)
    • Anatomy of a Breach, Panelist, Cybersecurity Conference 2022, Cleveland State University Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection (May 20, 2022)
    • Protecting Your Data: What Needs Protection & How to Do So, Jumpstart Webinar (May 12, 2022)
    • Busting Cyber Myths: I Can’t Afford Cyber Protection (And Other Lies I Tell Myself), Moderator (April 26, 2022)
    • Data Privacy and Cyber Security Best Practices for Human Resources, HR Leadership Group Breakfast Bites (March 28, 2022)
    • Busting Cyber Myths: I’m Not a Target (And Other Lies I Tell Myself), Moderator (February 24, 2022)
    • Five Reasonable Ways to Maximize Security, Moderator (January 19, 2022)
    • Email Security Outlook Q&A, Panelist, BWG Strategy (December 16, 2021)
    • Anatomy of a Security Assessment, Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC Professional Conduct Seminar (November 12, 2021)
    • Basics of Cyber Liability Insurance, DJMyers Law Seminar Series (January 2019)
    • Safer in 2019, DJMyers Law Seminar Series (January 2019)
    • ABA Formal Opinion 483, DJMyers Law Seminar Series (November 2018)
    • Ohio Data Breach Safe Harbor for Managing Partners, DJMyers Law Seminar Series (November 2018)
    • Time to Buy Into A.I.?, The Association of Legal Administrators (November 2018)
    • The Visual Blockchain, The American Bankruptcy Institute (August 2018)
    • Artificial Intelligence & The Modern Legal Practice, The Association of Legal Administrators (February 2018)
    • Cybersecurity for Chicago Law Practices, Amata Offices (January 2017)
    • Cyberlaw: Defining and Categorizing Chaos, WealthCounsel (January 2017)
    • Adventures in Lawyering, Cincinnati Bar Association (November 2016)
    • What Every Attorney and their Staff Need to Know About Ethics, Security and Confidentiality of Law Firm Data in the Cloud, The Association of Legal Administrators (September 2016)
    • Office 365 For Solos and Small Firms, The Association of Legal Administrators (September 2016)


    Our attorneys will provide a collaborative, thoughtful approach to your legal needs. We look forward to connecting with you.