Kenneth V. Handal, JD
Joins the Board of The BoardBench Companies, LLC.

Ken-Handal.jpgWilton, CT - Nancy May, CEO of The BoardBench Companies, a governance and board succession advisory company, announced that Kenneth Handal, JD, has joined the company's Board of Advisors.  "Ken is well-recognized as one of the country's most respected and trusted general counsel and chief risk and compliance experts.  He is a noted leader in rebuilding exceptionally challenged companies.  His record and reputation is impeccable and I am honored to have him as an advocate and advisor to support the work that we do for public and private companies, boards, directors, and corporate leaders. Ken brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in corporate governance, risk oversight, compliance and strategic leadership succession.  He will be a tremendous asset to BoardBench and those we serve."

Ken Handal is an expert in corporate ethics and compliance, governance, and risk management.  He has 40 years of experience as an attorney and is well-versed expert in addressing legal, compliance and operational issues for companies facing a variety of external and internal challenges.

Mr. Handal served as General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for the The New York Racing Association, Inc (NYRA), a $2 billion racing and wagering company.  He  was hired to help rebuild the organization’s reputation after a national betting scandal.   Prior to his work at NYRA, he served as President of Governance, Risk and Compliance for Guidepost Solutions LLC, a global leader in investigations, compliance, monitoring, and risk management solutions.  Previously he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of CA Technologies, Inc. (formerly Computer Associates). While there, he led the company’s global risk and compliance group where he oversaw compliance with its deferred prosecution agreement concerning conduct prior to his joining the firm.  Before CA, Mr. Handal was Associate General Counsel and Compliance Counsel for Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris, Kraft Foods, and Miller Beer, where he also oversaw critical litigations.

He has been recognized for establishing in-house pro bono advisory programs for both CA and Altria.  Before Altria, Mr. Handal was a Partner with the law firm of Arnold & Porter, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Criminal Division, and served as a law clerk to Judge Robert A. Ainsworth, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Mr. Handal currently serves as the Founding Member on the Board of Advisors and on Audit and Compliance Committee of the Hospital for Special Surgery. He has served on the boards of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, The Legal Aid Society, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Fund, Inc., New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, the International League for Human Rights, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Convent of the Sacred Heart, and Corporate Counsel magazine. Mr. Handal earned his law degree from The University of Chicago Law School, where he was managing editor of the Law Review.  He obtained his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.