Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
Dan is Group Company Secretary, appointed in November 2012. He also chairs the Conflicted Matters Committee. Dan joined BT Group plc in April 2010 as its Group General Counsel.
Prior to joining BT, Dan served for six years as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Company Secretary of Misys plc. Dan spent 12 years at Cable & Wireless plc. He served as Group General Counsel at C&W his last four years there. Before becoming an in-house lawyer, Dan worked at both Baring Brothers, the UK investment bank, and Pillsbury Winthrop, the US law firm.
Dan’s main practice areas are corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, software licensing and governance.
Dan studied law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (JD Hons. 1985). Dan also has an economics degree from UNC (BA Hons, 1981) and a Diploma in International & Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics (Dipl. Distinction 1982).
In 2009 Dan was Chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), an in-house lawyers association with over 30,000 members. He is an attorney (New York) and a solicitor (England & Wales).