• Privacy & Compliance Officer
  • Betsy.Alaniz@gardencitygroup.com
  • 206-876-5204
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    Audit
    Compliance
    Data Privacy
    Risk Management

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Betsy Alaniz

As the Privacy & Compliance Officer at GCG, Betsy Alaniz brings over 25 years of legal experience to the compliance function, with an emphasis on privacy, data protection, regulatory compliance and risk management.  Ms. Alaniz also assists with significant, complex operational projects, including the BP Deepwater Horizon Settlement, while setting strategy and policy for GCG’s compliance function.

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As the Privacy & Compliance Officer at GCG, Betsy Alaniz brings over 25 years of legal experience to the compliance function, with an emphasis on privacy, data protection, regulatory compliance and risk management.  Ms. Alaniz also assists with significant, complex operational projects, including the BP Deepwater Horizon Settlement, while setting strategy and policy for GCG’s compliance function.

Ms. Alaniz is a former class action attorney, practicing 15 years at Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle. As partner in the firm’s commercial litigation group, she focused extensively on complex class action litigation, settlement, and settlement implementation with an emphasis in the area of trade regulation, consumer protection, and antitrust.

Formerly GCG’s Deputy General Counsel, Ms. Alaniz provided counsel to all levels of executive staff and business operations.  While serving as GCG’s Deputy Manager of West Coast Regional Operations, she worked with senior management on all aspects of GCG’s Seattle office and projects administered by GCG.  Her substantial expertise in complex litigation and management skills reflect GCG’s commitment to provide high quality, cost-effective services to clients and claimants on a nationwide basis.

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Admissions

  • Washington State Bar
  • United States District Court: Eastern District of Washington; Western District of Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with highest distinction
  • University of Iowa, M.B.A.
  • University of Oregon, M.A. in Communications and Public Administration
  • Bryn Mawr College, B.A.