Iris Rita Richard, Of Counsel

Applied Cybersecurity & Privacy

About Iris

Iris Rita Richard Esq

Attorney, corporate law clerk, manager, auditor, and software developer with more than 10 years legal experience and 30+ years information technology experience in the corporate and private sectors. Skilled in consulting with senior management, leading diverse project teams, and managing professional and support staffs.

Technological background gives a unique analytical perspective in the practice of law, particularly in ability as a liaison between the techs and “not-so” technical and in the eDiscovery phase of litigation and investigations. Legal background includes extensive knowledge of the confidential treatment of information and its subsets, such as, trade secrets, deliberative process privilege, attorney client privilege, and the work product evidentiary doctrine involving patent law, antitrust law, financial services, mortgage-backed securities, and financial accounting standards (“FAS”).

Practice Areas

  • Cybersecurity Law
  • Privacy Law
  • eDiscovery Counsel
  • Software Copyright Law
  • Trademark Law


  • Member of the Bar of the District of Columbia
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia & the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for D.C.
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C.
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court

Education & Certificates

  • J.D., American University, Washington School of Law
  • B.S. in Mathematics, Old Dominion University
  • Certificate in Applied Cybersecurity, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professional Education