Hale, David R.

Former chief privacy officer at TD Ameritrade. Twenty years of experience working on innovative solutions to complex privacy issues.

David Hale develops strategies to help companies address new, emerging and future privacy laws and regulations. He possesses an expansive knowledge of privacy, cybersecurity, technology and marketing issues including transaction and litigation work. Committed to creatively solving complex business problems, David skillfully navigates the most complicated privacy issues helping clients achieve business goals. 

During his 13 years at TD Ameritrade, David founded and built TD Ameritrade’s enterprise privacy program including its information breach response team. He uses this experience to help clients proactively address data protection issues as part of new product development, M&A due diligence and business expansion. David understands the risks of collecting personal data and guides clients in the creation of data incident response programs. When a data incident occurs, clients rely on his calm, informed approach to help evaluate, manage and respond quickly. 

David further understands that privacy is more than a matter of mere regulatory compliance, but can have a significant impact on a company’s brand strategy. He works with clients on strategies to build positive privacy impacts to their reputation while mitigating risk and harm in the event of a breach. 

David is a sought-after speaker and author on data privacy and security throughout the nation. He has testified before Congress about patents and frequently engages in discussions with federal and state lawmakers. 

  • CIPP/US Certification, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • J.D., George Washington University Law School
  • B.A., Rice University
  • Maryland
  • New York