VeraSafe is pleased to announce the addition of veteran regulatory attorney Daniel (Dan) Bradley to our growing international team of privacy and cybersecurity lawyers and consultants. Dan joins VeraSafe with a wealth of experience in the American public and private sectors. He will be managing VeraSafe client projects as a Senior Privacy Counsel.
After graduating from the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University—Bloomington, Dan began his legal career with federal clerkships at both the trial and appellate levels. He then joined an international law firm, Jones Day, where he provided regulatory compliance and litigation advice and counsel to large corporate clients in the energy and financial sectors. Next, Dan accepted a position as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the White Collar/Fraud Section, Criminal Division, within the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina. As an AUSA, Dan led complex, multijurisdictional investigations into tax frauds, securities frauds, and related matters. He also partnered with personnel from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) in the investigation and prosecution of multinational cybercriminal activity.
Through his experience with federal cybercrime investigations and prosecutions, Dan developed a deep and abiding interest in global privacy and cybersecurity laws and regulations. During his tenure at the United States Attorney’s Office, Dan studied for and obtained his Certified Information Privacy Professional—Europe (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Professional—United States (CIPP/US), and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) credentials from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Shortly thereafter, Dan decided to put his skill set to use for clients in the private sector once more by moving into a partnership role with a Charlotte-based law firm, Spengler Agans Bradley PLLC.
Despite enjoying his work with startups and other high-growth businesses, Dan quickly realized that most of his clients needed more than just good legal advice to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and other comprehensive data protection laws and regulations.
“Compliance with data protection laws like the GDPR requires much more than a simple assessment of whether and how the law applies to your organization,” Dan explains. “These laws often require companies to build data protection into their organizational DNA. Legal advice—even very good legal advice—is just so many words on a page, if you don’t have somebody to help you work through implementation.”
In VeraSafe, Dan saw an opportunity to partner with just the sort of comprehensive, cross-functional team that his clients really needed. “VeraSafe is a top-tier brand in the industry,” Dan said, “and the blended law-and-consulting model adds incredible value for our clientele in this deeply complex regulatory space. There are plenty of other perks, as well—a flexible schedule, a welcoming global workforce—but at the end of the day, the service we provide to clients is the most attractive thing about the organization.”
Interested in joining Dan as part of our cross-functional team? VeraSafe is continuing to grow! We are looking for business professionals (not just lawyers) with diverse backgrounds (for example, project managers and IT professionals) to add to our remote and international team. View our current job postings on LinkedIn.