Business and Technology Law

Roberto Veloso, Attorney at Law, Annapolis, MD
Attorney (2003 - Present)
Business and technology law practice focused on providing expert advice and counsel on governance, risk management and compliance matters
Blue House Binary, LLC, Annapolis, MD
Co-Founder and General Counsel (2016 - Present)
Computer systems engineering and software development company focused on developing technological solutions to regulatory compliance and risk management problems

Research Compliance

U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC
Vice-Chair, Central Institutional Review Board (CDOE IRB) (2013 - 2015)
Member of leadership team responsible for ensuring that research under the jurisdiction of the CDOE IRB was in compliance with ethical standards and HHS, FDA and DOE regulations
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT
Associate Professor and Chair, Institutional Review Board (2008 - 2015)
Developed and implemented a human research protection program bringing oversight function in compliance with ethical standards and HHS and FDA regulations

Litigation

Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Baltimore, MD
Assistant Attorney General (1999 - 2003)
Advised and represented the Maryland Insurance Commissioner and the Maryland Insurance Administration in administrative hearings and litigation in state and federal court
Friedlander Misler, PLLC, Washington, DC
Attorney (1995 - 1999)
Represented clients through all phases of complex civil litigation before administrative agencies and state and federal courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia
Ulico Casualty Company (Ullico, Inc.), Washington, DC
Liability Claims Analyst (1994 - 1995)
Prepared coverage and liability exposure analysis; Managed nationwide litigation and negotiated settlement of claims under various surety, E&O, D&O and fiduciary liability insurance products
State Farm, Washington Metropolitan Area
Bodily Injury Claims Representative (1992 - 1994)
Managed personal injury litigation in Washington DC and Maryland courts; Negotiated settlement of bodily injury claims

Civic Engagement

Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, MD
Chair, Human Relations Commission (2019 - Present)
Lead the County Commission working to promote the fair and equal treatment of all County residents and to counteract racism, discrimination, intolerance and hate/bias incidents in the County
Commissioner and Legislative Committee Chair, Human Relations Commission (2009 - 2011)
Advised the County Executive and County Council regarding diversity and civil rights issues; principal author of report recommending enactment of County level anti-discrimination law
City of Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
Member, Civil Service Board (2008 - 2011 and 2019 - Present)
Advise the Mayor and City Council regarding the rules, classification and pay plan governing the civil service and adjudicate contested civil service disciplinary actions
Vice Chair, Human Relations Commission (2006 - 2008)
Advised the Mayor and City Council regarding civil rights issues and human relations concerns; mediated citizen complaints

Leadership and Advisory

Center of Help, Inc. (Centro de Ayuda), Annapolis, MD
Member, Board of Directors (2019 - Present)
Non-profit dedicated to helping Latinos and other recent immigrants assimilate into U.S. culture, language and customs and to integrate into the social, educational and economic life of Anne Arundel County
Unallocated Space, Inc., Severn, MD
Treasurer, Board of Directors (2019 - Present)
Non-profit, community hacker/maker space, fostering creativity through collaborative technical education and research
Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R), Boston, MA
Member, Diversity Advisory Group (2011 - 2015)
Advised staff and Board of Directors of non-profit, promoting ethical research administration and oversight, about diversity issues; Faculty at 2014 Advancing Ethical Research Conference
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT
Member, Committee on Inclusiveness (2011 - 2015)
Reviewed requests for academic accommodations and advised University Administration regarding compliance with University policies and applicable laws

Languages

Spanish / Español
Native Spanish speaker; can speak, read, write and translate Spanish
Hablante nativo de español; puedo hablar, leer, escribir y traducir español


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