Executive Vice President
General Counsel & Secretary
A native of Detroit, Drew McKay has more than thirty years of private sector and Federal government experience. He has been an executive in private consulting firms since 1986, working for the Fairfax Group or its related companies.
Mr. McKay has been engaged by individuals, businesses, law firms and governments around the world to handle sensitive assignments, including investigating public and private corruption at the highest levels. He has provided compliance and governance advice to American, Latin American, Asian and European companies, investigated the facts surrounding major litigations in the US and overseas, assessed and addressed risk for international operations, including in the aftermath of 9-11 for one of the world“s largest companies, resolved business disputes between major businesses, and developed and implemented security plans for corporations and for special events like the Olympics.
Immediately prior to joining the Fairfax Group, Mr. McKay was an Assistant US Attorney for the District of Columbia. Mr. McKay also served in a variety of senior staff positions in the US Congress over an eight year period, including as staff director and general counsel of a joint committee. Mr. McKay served as the first Assistant Staff Director for Disclosure and Compliance for the Federal Election Commission. While there, he administered the first public financing of a US Presidential election in 1976.
Mr. McKay has been featured in the Wall Street Journal for his leading role in uncovering international thefts of trade secrets and in other publications about many successful fraud investigations. Mr. McKay has appeared on a variety of broadcast news programs discussing international threats and risks. Mr. McKay is frequently cited by the media as an expert on the subject of business ethics and regularly lectures on variety of topics including economic espionage, fraud investigation, corporate governance, crisis management and trade secret protection.
Mr. McKay is active in a number of professional associations, including the Association of Corporate Counsel where he has been chair of the national litigation committee, a member of the association foundation“s board of directors, and a board member and president of the Metropolitan Washington, DC, Chapter.
Mr. McKay earned degrees from Oakland University (B.A.) and the Washington College of Law at the American University (J.D.). He also completed graduate studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. Mr. McKay is member of the Bars of the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, various Federal courts and the Supreme Court of the United States.