Professor Brian Ray has extensive experience in eDiscovery, information governance and data privacy. He and Candice Hoke founded and co-direct the Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection within the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State. They also are co-editors of the Center-sponsored SSRN Cybersecurity, Data Privace and eDiscovery eJournal. Brian also co-founded with Tim Opsitnick of Jurinnov, the Cleveland eDiscovery Roundtable, an informal group of lawyers, judges and academics that meets monthly to discuss issues surrounding electronic discovery, cybersecurity and data privacy issues.
In 2016, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine appointed Brian to the CyberOhio Advisory Board. He co-chairs the Northeast Ohio CyberConsortium's Workforce Development Committee and is a member of the Sedona Conference's Data Security and Privacy Liability Working Group.
Brian also is an expert in comparitive and international law. His book, Engaging with Social Rights: Participation, Procedure and Democracy in Sout Africa's Second-Wave provides a comprehensive analysis of the South African Constitutional Court's social rights decisions. He was a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa and has published extensively on comparative constitutional law and social rights.
Professional Experience and Education: Litigation Associate at Jones Day in Cleveland, Ohio; Judicial Clerk for Judge Alan E. Norris, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Justice Richard J. Goldstone, Constitutional Court of South Africa; J.D. Ohio State University College of Law (Order of the Coif, Articles Editor of The Ohio State Law Journal and valedictorian); Fulbright Fellow, Kyoto University; B.A. University of Notre Dame.