Carol DiBattiste is Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at Comscore, bringing to her role extensive legal, privacy, compliance experience from both the public and private sectors.
Ms. DiBattiste advises the company on all legal matters, including strategic corporate initiatives and governance, technology alliances, business transactions, intellectual property protection and litigation, and also oversees the company’s facilities and real estate departments. She is also the company’s corporate secretary.
Ms. DiBattiste is responsible for establishing the company's privacy and data security policies, overseeing the implementation of such policies and educating legislators, the press, industry and consumer groups and the general public about the company's approach and commitments to consumer privacy. Ms. DiBattiste also serves on the board of a private company.
Prior to joining Comscore, Ms. DiBattiste served as the Executive in Charge and Vice Chairman of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Ms. DiBattiste’s public sector work also includes senior executive positions in the Departments of Defense, Justice and Homeland Security. Among her many distinguished roles, she served as the Under Secretary of the United States Air Force, Department of Defense, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, where she led a $70 billion, 710,000 military and civilian department responsible for recruiting, training and education, and readiness, and earlier as Principal Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Navy. Ms. DiBattiste was also the Deputy Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security, where she led a $5.3 billion, 55,000-employee agency. She also served in the Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor and Deputy United States Attorney in the Southern District of Florida, and as the Director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, where she led the operations of the 94 United States Attorneys’ Offices nationwide.
In the private sector, Ms. DiBattiste has served in five public companies, including Comscore. Ms. DiBattiste served as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Privacy Office at ChoicePoint. ChoicePoint was acquired by Reed Elsevier/LexisNexis during her tenure. At Reed Elsevier/LexisNexis, she served as Senior Vice President, Privacy and Security. She has also served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer at Geeknet, Inc., and Chief Legal, Privacy and Administrative Officer at Education Management Corporation. Previously, Ms. DiBattiste was a partner in the international law firm of Holland & Knight, where her specialties included government relations, corporate diversity counseling, and civil and criminal litigation.
Ms. DiBattiste graduated with a B.A. from LaSalle University, and holds a J.D. from Temple University School of Law and an LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law. In addition, she has completed the Strategic Leadership Program at Harvard Business School and served in the U.S. Air Force as an officer and judge advocate (JAG).