Vice President/Deputy General Counsel
Dave Giles, 56, is vice president, deputy general counsel and chief ethics officer of The E.W. Scripps Company.
Dave provides counseling and advice to the corporate office and the broadcast, digital and radio divisions. His expertise is in the areas of First Amendment and intellectual property. He oversees the company’s litigation, advises on regulatory issues involving the FCC and the FTC, reviews and negotiates contracts, and participates in issues related to mergers and acquisitions.
Before joining Scripps in 2004, Dave was a litigation attorney at Baker Hostetler in Denver and Washington, D.C. He began his professional career as a newspaper reporter, covering business and community issues for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1986-89 and as a reporter on the States Desk at USA Today from 1983-84.
Dave holds a bachelor's degree in Government from St. Lawrence University, a master's degree in journalism from The University of Kansas, and a juris doctor degree from Washington & Lee University.
Dave is an active volunteer in Cincinnati, currently serving on the Board of Trustees for Easterseals. He is also on the board of the Scripps Howard Foundation, serving as the board's secretary. He is the co-editor of the American Bar Association publication, "Communications Lawyers" and is chair-elect for the ABA’s Communications Law Forum.