David Haynes Title: Senior Attorney and Privacy Officer Education: University of California, Davis, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law Location: Sacramento, California Expertise: Bankruptcy Is a practicing bankruptcy attorney serving as the senior attorney and privacy officer for the California Health and Human Services Agency, Office of Systems IntegrationProvides expert legal advice related to complex, sensitive, and high-profile IT contractsHis articles surrounding a variety of legal topics have been published by many publications, including the Loyola Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review Experience David Haynes is a full-time attorney experienced in basic bankruptcy concepts, as well as secured transactions, liens, and lawsuits in bankruptcy court. He currently serves as the senior attorney and privacy officer at the Office of Systems Integration in Sacramento. Over the course of the last decade, he has written about complex bankruptcy topics for various publications, including The Balance and the Loyola Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review. He also provides legal advice relating to complex, sensitive, and high-profile IT contracts.Before taking on his current role at the Office of Systems Integration, David worked with the California Department of Health Care Services as an attorney in 2015 and 2016. Prior to that, he worked at the law firm of Pino and Associates in Sacramento from for five years. While studying to become a lawyer, David taught a review class to law students. He currently resides in Sacramento, California. Education David Haynes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry with a minor in history from the University of California, Davis. He then went on to receive his law degree form the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He graduated magna cum laude. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.