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Brett Jardine is responsibile for all legal affairs of the company from corporate governance, to litigation management to regulatory compliance

Bret Jardine – Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Bret Jardine – 
Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Bret Jardine is the vice president and general counsel of First Advantage, with responsibility for all legal affairs of the Company from corporate governance, to litigation management to regulatory compliance.
In practice for over 25 years, Bret brought his experience as a litigator where he was a partner in the law firm of Zimmet, Unice, Salzman, Heyman and Jardine, including class actions and regulatory inquiries, as well as corporate transactional work and corporate governance to assist the newly formed First Advantage beginning in 2004.   Over the years Bret has served as the corporate secretary and was involved in the nearly 40 acquisitions and mergers the Company engaged in during its formative years as a publicly traded company on Nasdaq. 

With background screening as First Advantage’s core business, Bret has developed a special emphasis and expertise on the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state laws effecting background screening.  In addition to providing overall guidance to the Company on compliance with the FCRA in the delivery of its services, he regularly provides insight to First Advantage clients into legal issues related to their use of background screening reports, and frequently speaks in webinars, client advisory board meetings and with external counsel in panels at seminars or speaking engagements regarding best practices and issues that impact employers and the background screening industry.  And as First Advantage is a global provider of background screening services, Bret has expertise and oversees a team of regulatory compliance officers regarding data privacy laws and regulations to assist in providing guidance to the Company and likewise provide insights to global First Advantage customers. Bret earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Florida, his Juris Doctorate from the Stetson University College of Law.

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