David Ristaino serves as Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary at Independent Living Systems (ILS). In this capacity, David represents the company on all legal matters including regulatory affairs, corporate governance, compliance, contract terms and negotiations, and human resource matters. David joined ILS in September 2014 after a successful career as a Partner at Akerman LLP, a leading law firm where he represented a range of clients across several industries including financial institutions, healthcare, business services, manufacturing, and consumer services.
An active member of his community, David has served on the Board of Directors at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County (Florida); the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, Inc.; The Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation; and the Fort Lauderdale (Florida) Chamber of Commerce.
David earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Stonehill College and his Doctor of Law (J.D.) degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member the Florida, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island Bar.