Adam Wardel is an operational minded Attorney with more than 10 years of success across the legal, technology, and banking industries. Leveraging extensive experience leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives to protect companies and their employees while affording new avenues for growth and revenue. As the current General Counsel & Data Privacy Officer for a global technology services provider, he built the legal department as the company’s first in-house attorney, has completed two national acquisitions and two international acquisitions, and is directly involved in negotiating critical contracts and complex business transactions. His areas of focus are global operations, risk management & compliance, growth strategy and corporate governance. His broad areas of expertise include, mediation, international relations, policy analysis and real estate.
Mr. Wardel enjoys serving as a board member and advisor to several small businesses and finds energy in helping them grow. He also serves as Chairman for the Tribehouse General Counsel committee and a Judge Pro Tempore for the Utah 3rd District Justice Court. Further, he remains the Managing Partner for his own solo practitioner law firm, since 2012, where he dedicates the majority of the practice to pro bono and or indigent clients, offering more than 150 hours per year in pro bono work. He also worked from 2012-13 and 2016-17 as Manager of Legal Transactions for a division of Credit Suisse Bank and from 2013 to 2016 as Litigation Manager for the law firm of Parsons Behle & Latimer. He previously served in roles as a Judicial Clerk with the United States District Court of Nevada and as an Assistant for Alex Neil MSP, United Kingdom Parliament.
Adam holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations from Brigham Young University and a JD from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He is conversational in Portuguese, Spanish, French and West African Creole (Barlavento).
Adam believes that his most important accomplishment is marrying his wife, and the joy they find in raising their two children. He spends as much of his free time as possible traveling with his family.