Brian Santo possesses over a decade of in-house counsel, people leadership, and client management experience, including subject matter expertise in contracting, data licensing, data privacy, human resource issues, and corporate compliance programs. He is a member of the Office of General Counsel with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), serving as the firm's Associate General Counsel and Compliance Manager. Mr. Santo maintains responsibility for evaluating complex legal issues across multiple areas of law and providing risk management advice. He leads the Office of General Counsel in the preparation and negotiation of all government and commercial contracts and data licenses, maintains responsibility for managing and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the corporate compliance program, and assists the General Counsel in being a liaison to the Board of Directors and outside counsel.
Prior to his time at NCQA, Mr. Santo worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, where he leveraged his legal background to develop and negotiate all government and commercial contracts. His unique set of legal, health policy, general business, and people leadership acumen allowed him to serve multiple roles for the firm.
Before embarking on his legal career, Mr. Santo was drafted and played professional baseball in the Detroit Tigers organization.
Mr. Santo earned his Juris Doctor (JD) from Duquesne University and Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Pittsburgh. He holds Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC), Compliance and Ethics (CCEP), Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC), and Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC) certifications. He has authored numerous articles for nationally recognized entities and associated publications such as the American Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel, and Healthcare Compliance Association.