Bob Ellis practices in the areas of Internet and technology law, business and corporate law, international and domestic commercial transactions, virtual currency transactions (Bitcoin and other coin), privacy law (including the European General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR), intellectual property law, estate planning and asset protection, and drone law (law of Unmanned Aerial Systems or UAS). He is a frequent speaker on topics related to the Internet, digital technology law, international private law, and legal ethics.
He is the author of the 2017 edition of Stuckey & Ellis, Internet and Online Law (Law Journal Press), and the author of numerous articles and op-ed pieces regarding legal topics. His recent articles cover Drone Law ( Drones and the Law: What You Need to Know), Digital Estate Planning ( Estate Planning in the Age of Digital Possessions), Bitcoin ( What’s the Deal with Bitcoin?), and Online Privacy (The New Privacy: Internet Laws for a Hyper-Public World). He has twice testified before Congress on information law topics. He has served as chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s International Law Committee, as chair of its OSBA's Digital Technology Law Committee, and as a member of the OSBA's Ad Hoc Committee on Multijurisdictional Practice. He is fluent in German and Russian.
Bob holds a B.A. from Ohio State and a J.D. from the Antioch School of Law. He was a Fulbright Scholar, and later a DAAD Scholar, for legal studies in Germany. He served in the U.S. Army for three years, doing intelligence work. He is a longtime aircraft owner and pilot. He is married and has two sons.