Vice President/Deputy General Counsel
Dave Giles, 58, 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 and national media 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 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 Cincinnati Public Radio. He is a Trustee of the Scripps Howard Foundation, serving as the board's secretary. Dave also is the chair of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Communications Law.