BD Emerson

We’re here to support your Security and Strategy

Our team of dedicated professionals is focused on providing the direction and support that your organization needs to reach its goals.

Meet Our Team

Principal

Drew Danner, CISSP, PMP, ITIL

About me

Drew leads BD Emerson’s Governance, Risk, Compliance, and Security (GRC+Sec) practice which focuses on helping clients build programs to manage Information Security, Risk, Regulatory Compliance, Data Governance, and Privacy.

Drew manages BD Emerson’s consulting teams that conduct audits in support of risk analysis activities for multiple of regulations and frameworks such as NIST, ISO, HIPAA, GLBA, GDPR, CCPA, CPRA, VCDPA, and others

Drew works with Clients to secure their infrastructure, applications, and their data. With experience leading security as a vCISO for businesses in various industries. 

Experience
  • Leading Transformation
  • Compliance Risk Advisory
  • vCISO Consulting
  • Strategy / Management Consulting
Industries
  • Technology
  • Retail
  • Finance/Banking
  • Audit / GRC
Focus Areas

Security, Risk, Change Management

Principal, Privacy / Compliance

Julie Bishop, ESQ., FIP, CISSP

About me

Julie Bishop is an experienced attorney in commercial, technology transactions, and data privacy practices. She has been practicing law for over 25 years, with most of her experience as an in house attorney in public and private companies focused in the technology space.

Before joining BD Emerson, Julie was Vice President and Global Lead Counsel, of Data Privacy, Information Security and Regulatory Compliance at Avanade Inc. (a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture), where she led a team of attorneys responsible for regulatory compliance across 23 affiliate entities.


Experience
  • In-house Counsel
  • Privacy Programs
  • Security Audits
Focus Areas

Executive Consulting, Privacy, Security

Certifications
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Fellow in Privacy (FIP)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US, CIPP-E)
  • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

Senior Advisory Consultant

Elizabeth Galletta ESQ., CIPP-US

About me

Elizabeth counsels clients in data privacy, cybersecurity and corporate matters. Elizabeth also has experience in agreements concerning all aspects of intellectual property and brings significant experience in conducting due diligence review of IP assets in asset purchase transactions. Her skill was instrumental in helping a client close a deal to acquire a Fortune 500 company’s lighting division.

In the privacy and cybersecurity space, Elizabeth provides skilled counsel to clients on how to access, collect, store, protect and transfer electronic data. She holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional – U.S. private-sector (CIPP/US) credential awarded by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Experience
  • Licensed attorney focused on data privacy and cybersecurity
  • Strategy development and implementation
  • Risk analysis
Focus Areas

Data Breaches, Corporate Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Litigations/Government Investigations

Certifications

Certified Information Privacy Professional – United States (CIPP-US)

Senior Advisory Consultant

Dave Menard ESQ.

About me

Dave is a founding Partner at BD Emerson Legal Group. David has experience ranging from guiding start-ups in diverse industries to managing complex multi-national transactions. Over the past 5 years, David has led transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $1 billion, and has provided guidance for more than 125 individual emerging companies.

Dave guides companies at all stages of their life-cycle, from formation to exit, whether by sale, generational transfer or otherwise. David assists business with business transactions of every type, including organization, agreements among owners, commercial agreements including supply and distribution chains, and international agreements.

Experience
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Corporate Legal Services
  • Business Transactions
Highlight

Listed as leading Corporate/M&A lawyer in Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners-Publishing (Chambers.com)

Senior Manager

Jose Gonzalez Jr., CSM, ITIL

About me

Jose is a talented and effective project manager with expertise in Compliance, Data Governance, Privacy and Data Mapping. He has led various projects and implementations for clients of all sizes and has extensive experience in conducting audits and investigations.

Focusing on meeting clients where they are today, Jose drives the completion of security and privacy projects and assessments to meet immediate needs and to improve for the future.

Jose is an Army Veteran and active reservist. He is passionate about supporting service members transitioning into GRC+Sec.

Experience
  • Organizational and Project Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Implementing Privacy by Design
Focus Areas

Compliance, Privacy, Operations and Risk Management

Certifications
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

Senior Advisory Consultant

Pam Fulmer, ESQ.

About me

Pam Fulmer has substantial experience litigating all types of intellectual property and commercial disputes, with a special emphasis on licensing disputes. Pam also advises companies on privacy and related data security issues, and how they may impact software licensing.

In addition to her litigation practice, Pam devotes a significant portion of her time to defending companies of all sizes in software audits brought by software publishers known for their aggressive audit tactics such as Oracle, Quest, Micro Focus and others.

Experience
  • 30+ Years in Private Practice
  • Intellectual Property, Commercial and Privacy Litigator
  • Licensing Compliance Attorney
Industries
  • Technology
  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • Consumer Products
Focus Areas

Compliance, Risk Management, Advisory Consulting

Senior Advisory Consultant

John Kincaide, ESQ.

About me

John Kincaide advises clients in Data Privacy and Cybersecurity.

John has an extensive business background including marketing and e-Commerce at Intel Corporation.

He is also a licensed attorney with over ten years of experience providing data privacy and cybersecurity solutions as inside corporate counsel and in his private practice.



Experience
  • Licensed attorney focused on data privacy and cybersecurity
  • Strategy development and implementation
  • Risk analysis
Focus Areas

Compliance, Security, Strategy