First Advantage

Bret Jardine

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Bret Jardine is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of First Advantage, with responsibility for all legal affairs from corporate governance to litigation management and regulatory compliance. In practice for over 30 years, Bret brought his experience as a litigator, including commercial actions and regulatory inquiries, as well as corporate transactional work and corporate governance to First Advantage beginning in 2004.

With First Advantage’s core business of screening at the forefront, Bret has cultivated a significant emphasis and expertise in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state laws related to background screening. He not only offers comprehensive guidance to the company regarding FCRA compliance in service delivery but also regularly provides insight to First Advantage clients on legal matters related to their use of background screening reports.

Bret frequently participates in webinars, client advisory board meetings, and panel discussions with external counsel at seminars, addressing best practices and issues relevant to employers and the background screening industry. Moreover, given First Advantage’s global presence in background screening services, Bret oversees a team of regulatory compliance officers, focusing on data privacy laws and regulations to provide valuable guidance to both First Advantage and its global clientele.

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