Dave Giles, 61, 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 local media and networks divisions. His expertise is in the areas of First Amendment and intellectual property. In addition to overseeing the company’s ethics programs, Dave is responsible for the company’s litigation, advises on antitrust and regulatory issues involving the FCC and the FTC, reviews and negotiates contracts.
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 and editor reporter, covering crime, 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 the Washington & Lee University School of Law.
Dave is an active volunteer in Cincinnati, currently serving on the board of Cincinnati Public Radio. He is a trustee of the Scripps Howard Foundation, serving as the board’s secretary. Dave also is the immediate past chair of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Communications Law.