Brandi M. Bennett, Esq., CIPP/US

Member, The Beckage Firm, PLLC

Brandi Bennett is a veteran technology and data protection attorney with deep experience leading in house legal and data protection teams. Ruthlessly pragmatic, Brandi combines operational and business experience with the rapidly expanding body of global privacy laws to counsel businesses through dynamic and challenging environments.  

Prior to joining The Beckage Firm, Brandi led global privacy programs at numerous companies from large multinationals to startups, helping take Endeavor (the parent company of UFC and PBR) through CCPA and GDPR compliance, and launching Legends’ e-Commerce and retail  businesses for sports and entertainment franchises including Real Madrid and Activision Blizzard globally. She has also served as the general counsel for multiple startups, including an ad network and video game developer and publisher.  

Brandi is an active member of the international privacy community. She is an advisor for the privacy tech startup, Privacy Request. She is also a co-leader of the NIST Privacy Workforce Working Group to develop new frameworks for managing privacy programs. She also participates locally as a privacy subject matter expert with the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Innovation Alliance  
Brandi’s approach to data protection focuses on deep cross-functional collaboration between technology, law, and business groups, advising on strategy and ethical data use while growing business initiatives. She takes a strong consumer-centric approach to building privacy programs to protect both consumer data and to build trust and companies’ reputations.  

Brandi is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and admitted to the Bar in the State of California. She earned her law degree from the University of Denver and her undergraduate degree from Augsburg College (now University).  

Professional Associations

  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Education

  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2008
  • Augsburg University, B.A., English and Sociology, with honors, 2004

Accreditations, Licenses & Certifications

  • California
  • Minnesota (pending)
Volunteer Work 
  • Co-Leader of NIST Privacy Workforce Working Group 5 
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Innovation Alliance.  
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