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Ian T. Ramsey

Recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for his high-caliber work in the practice of Commercial Litigation, Ian is also listed by Kentucky Super Lawyers® in the areas of Product Liability and Business Litigation. He was also recognized in "20 People to Know in Technology" by Louisville Business First and as a Top Attorney for Privacy and Information Security by Louisville Magazine. Ian is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Privacy & Data Security practice group. Additionally, Ian is also a very active products liability trial attorney, where he often utilizes his additional Certification as a Fire and Explosion Investigator.

He is designated as AV-Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell® for his ethical standards and legal skills.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Give Blood, Sweat & Tears for an Expert Direct Exam

Cybersecurity and Best Practices for Lawyers

The road to partnership at Louisville firms

by Steve Kaufman, Business First of Louisville, March 23, 2018

Hello, Counselor Robot: How artificial intelligence is changing the practice of law

by Steve Kaufman, Business First of Louisville, December 2017

Listen, Learn and Yell: Why IT Professionals and Lawyers are a Good 'A Team'

(ISC)² Security Congress 2017, Austin, Texas, September 25-27, 2017

Digital Fortress

Modern Steel Construction, May 2017

Navigating the Perils of Ransomware

with Edward A. Morse, The Business Lawyer, American Bar Association Business Law Section, Vol. 72, Issue 1, Winter 2016-17

Build It, and They Will Come: Data Security for the Construction Industry

presentation and author, University of Kentucky Construction Law Institute, Lexington, KY, October 20, 2016

Data Breach Damages from a Legal Perspective

presentation, InfoSec Nashville, Nashville, Tenn., September 20, 2016

Build a Better Machine

Stop. Think. Connect.

presentation, Stites & Harbison Summer Associate Program, May 16, 2016

Law Firm Data Security: It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Don't Feel Fine)

presentation, Southern Law Network, Louisville, Kentucky, May 13, 2016

Don't Bet on Longshots - Practical Advice on Data Security for Financial Institutions

Stites & Harbison Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group Day at the Races, Keeneland, April 14, 2016

Ransoming Data: Technological and Legal Implications of Payments for Data

ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting 2016, Technology Committee, Speaker & Co-Author with Edward A. Morse, Creighton University School of Law, Montréal, Quebec, April 7-9, 2016

Identifying and Protecting Your Core Data

The Goods (p.36), Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, March 2016

Privacy and Data Security Concerns for Document Retention Professionals

Lexington ARMA Chapter, Lexington, Ky., February 26, 2016

Ransoming Data: Technological and Legal Implications of Payments for Data

ABA Business Law Section, Cyberspace Law Committee, Winter Working Group, January 29-30, 2016, Presenter & Co-Author with Edward A. Morse, Creighton University School of Law

Privacy and Data Security Concerns for Document Retention Professionals

Presentation, Louisville ARMA Chapter, Louisville, Ky., January 19, 2016

New Year, New Reason to be Wary… Corporate Impersonation and Fraud

Data Breaching Now Its Own Industry

by Robert Hadley, The Lane Report, December 8, 2015

Data Breaches: Is Your Attitude about Data Security Putting You and Your Company at Risk?

The Goods (p. 16), Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, November 2015

Employee Attitudes Fuel Your Data Security Plan

Legaltech News, October 29, 2015

Privacy and Data Security Concerns for the Licensing Professional

National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (NALCP) 2015 Conference, Austin, TX, October 15, 2015

Cybersecurity Damages: An Overview of Economic Harm Resulting From Data Security Breaches

ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill., September 17-19, 2015

Data Security: Concerns for the General Counsel

In-house Counsel CLE Seminar Series, Daily Report, Buckhead, Ga., September 16, 2015

Preparation & Protection are essential assets

Data Breach Prevention and Response

Southern Indiana Society for Human Resources Management, June 9, 2015

Prevention and Response: Is Your Business Prepared for a Data Security Breach?

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Thirsty Thursday networking event, May 21, 2015

Is your attitude about data security putting you and your company at risk?

Professional Insight, Business First of Louisville, March 27, 2015

The Penalty of Eyewitness Testimony

DRI Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Calif., October 22-26, 2014

Kentucky Law Offers Chance of Egaming Progress

eGR North American.com, March 11, 2014

Misleading Witnesses Memory

Speaker, Defense Research Institute, Fire Science and Litigation, January 23-25, 2013

Kentucky Governor Unveils Casino Bill

Gambling Expansion Debated in Kentucky Governor's Race

Internet Gambling Inevitable, Say Southern Gaming Executives

Do you own your Domain Name?

Contingency Fee Counsel in Forfeiture Proceedings

Interactive Gaming

Presentation,14th Annual National Institute on the Gaming Law Minefield, 2010 American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Business Law Section Gaming Law Committee, and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education, Las Vegas, Nev., February 18-19, 2010

The Code of Federal Regulations

Presentation, Commerce and Foreign Trade, Expeditors International of Washington, Summer 2009

Recognizing Legal Consequences

Presentation, Dismas Charities, Inc.; Spring 2000, 2003, 2007

Fundamentals of Exporting

Presentation, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, Fall 1999

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Article, 31st Annual Antitrust Institute, 1999

Pushing PowerPoint Above Idle: Speech is Abstract; Pictures are Real

Article, Legal Tech, Vol. XVI. No. 10, January 1999

Is Your Foreign Public Official on Your Payroll

Article, International Communiqué, Spring 1998

International Antitrust Enforcement

Article, International Communiqué, Fall 1997
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
District of Columbia
Florida
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
Firm Leadership

Chief Information Security Officer

Privacy & Data Security Practice Group, Co-Chair

Charitable Contributions Committee, Member

Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Defense Research Institute, Product Liability Substantive Law Committee; Fire and Casualty Specialized Litigation Group
Leadership Louisville, Class of 2010
International Association of Privacy Professionals
Community Involvement

Louisville Public Media Advisory Council, 2008-11

American Red Cross, Louisville Area Chapter, Board of Directors, 2006-08

Education
Reported Cases
  • Arnold v. Com. ex rel. Chandler, Ky., 62 S.W.3d 366 (2001)
  • Patmon v. Hobbs, Ky. App., 280 S.W.3d 589 (2009)
Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2020)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2012-20)

Louisville Business First, 20 People to Know in Technology (2015)

Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer (2016)

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Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 45 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2020 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 32 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 13 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 12, 2019
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America Honors 75 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2019
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 42 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2019 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 33 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 07, 2018
Presentations

Give Blood, Sweat & Tears for an Expert Direct Exam

Presentation given by Ian Ramsey and K. Scott Barnhill, P.E., Investigative Forensic Specialists, PLLC at the DRI's Fire Science and Litigation conference in Washington, D.C.

by Ian T. Ramsey October 11, 2018
Presentations

Cybersecurity and Best Practices for Lawyers

Presentation by Ian Ramsey to the Forum on Construction Law Annual Meeting in New Orleans with Special Agent Oakes.

by Ian T. Ramsey April 13, 2018
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 51 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2018 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 39 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 11, 2017
Events

(ISC)² Security Congress 2017

(ISC)² Security Congress cybersecurity conference brings together nearly 1,500 industry colleagues, offers 100+ educational and thought-leadership sessions, and fosters collaboration with other forward-thinking companies. The goal of this conference is to advance security leaders by...
Ian T. Ramsey May 10, 2017
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 55 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2017 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 41 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 22, 2016
Events

2016 Construction Law Institute

Presented in cooperation with the Construction & Public Contract Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association UK Law Continuing Legal Education Continuing Education Credits also available for electricians, engineers, architects and accountants. Welcome and announcements...
William G. Geisen, Ian T. Ramsey, October 20, 2016
Events

2016 InfoSec Nashville

Presented by Information Systems Security Association Middle Tennessee Chapter (ISSA) This conference will offer two compelling keynote speakers, 16 breakout sessions, and a dynamic exhibit floor. Ian Ramsey, Member, Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Chief Information...
Ian T. Ramsey September 09, 2016
Articles

Build a Better Machine

We have read countless articles on data security, but not one about having a good relationship with the people you entrust with your data security. There seems to be a misconception that data security is something not easily understood or practiced, and so should be left to the skills of a limited few who work in isolation to “fix” the problem.

by Ian T. Ramsey, and Sarah Cronan Spurlock July 05, 2016
Events

American Bar Association 2016 Business Law Section Spring Meeting

Presented by The American Bar Association, Business Law Section Stites & Harbison member, Ian Ramsey (Louisville, Kentucky office) will speak at this annual meeting. His presentation (presenter and co-author with Edward A. Morse, Creighton University...
Ian T. Ramsey March 23, 2016
Client Alerts

New Year, New Reason to be Wary… Corporate Impersonation and Fraud

The new year has just begun and the scam artists, fresh from a holiday break, are poised to use social media and the weaknesses in your data security plan to their advantage. Pause for a...
by Ian T. Ramsey January 13, 2016
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 64 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2016 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 64 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 49 attorneys to the Super Lawyers...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 08, 2015
Presentations

Privacy & Data Security - April 23, 2015

Presentation by Liz Thompson, Ian Ramsey and Sarah Spurlock.

by Ian T. Ramsey, Sarah Cronan Spurlock, July 28, 2015
Client Alerts

Data Breaches: Is Your Attitude about Data Security Putting You and Your Company at Risk?

With all of the recent data breaches, the nervous jitters among those who have spent time ordering new credit cards or signing up for credit monitoring are no surprise. The possibilities of what might...
by Ian T. Ramsey, and Sarah Cronan Spurlock July 21, 2015
Articles

Preparation & Protection are essential assets

Kentucky was the 47th state to pass cybersecurity legislation with the 2014 creation of state law KRS 365.732 in 2014.

by Rachel Reynolds July 10, 2015
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison attorneys Ian Ramsey and Sarah Spurlock earn Global Privacy & Data Protection

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Recently the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) awarded Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys Ian Ramsey and Sarah Cronan Spurlock the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential. Ramsey and Spurlock join...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC April 22, 2015
Client Alerts

Are your employees putting your organization at risk for a cyber-attack?

Targeting employees is one of the easiest methods a hacker can use to attack a company. Cyber-security awareness and preparedness are imperative to businesses both large and small. You do not want one of...
by Ian T. Ramsey, and Sarah Cronan Spurlock April 02, 2015
Client Alerts

Target Data Breach Opens Potential Recovery Path for Financial Institutions

2014 was a big year for data security breaches and 2015 may reveal even more complex and troubling problems. Individual consumers are either numb from the continual news feed detailing the various criminal scenarios...
by Brian R. Pollock, Ian T. Ramsey, March 02, 2015
Press Releases

Super Lawyers honor Stites & Harbison's Kentucky Attorneys

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 52 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2015 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 18 attorneys are named...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 01, 2014
Press Releases

Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison's Kentucky attorneys for 2013-14

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 53 Stites & Harbison attorneys in the Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2013-14 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 19 attorneys are named on the inaugural...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 17, 2013
Articles

Kentucky Governor Unveils Casino Bill

After weeks of anticipation, Democratic Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky on Tuesday disclosed details of a gambling expansion amendment that would allow up to seven casinos in the state, including five at racetracks.

by Tony Batt February 15, 2012
Articles

Gambling Expansion Debated in Kentucky Governor's Race

As surrounding states expand gambling operations, Kentucky is once again debating whether to add slot machines at tracks to preserve the Bluegrass State's reputation as the horseracing capital of the world.

by Tony Batt July 26, 2011
Articles

Internet Gambling Inevitable, Say Southern Gaming Executives

Southern gaming powerhouses will likely remain on the sidelines as larger casino states take a leadership role on internet gaming in the U.S., according to regulators and executives at this week's Southern Gaming Summit...
by Tony Batt May 06, 2011
Press Releases

Ian Ramsey named Kentucky member for the International Masters of Gaming Law

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) http://www.gaminglawmasters.com/ has named Stites & Harbison member Ian Ramsey as a general member representing Kentucky in the organization. IMGL is an invitation-only, non-profit association dedicated to...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC April 06, 2010
Articles

Do you own your Domain Name?

During the late 1990's it was easy to create a futuristic business name—you just added .com to the end. Today there are many more choices like .net, .bix, .bz, .tv, .pro, .tel, .mx, .info...
by Ian T. Ramsey April 01, 2010
Articles

Contingency Fee Counsel in Forfeiture Proceedings

Private counsel hired by a government entity to pursue litigation are often referred to as “special assistants” or “special attorneys,” therefore, like government attorneys, they are bound by the ethical goal of making sure...
by Ian T. Ramsey February 23, 2010