On May 13, 2014, Dan Brownell was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to lead the New York City Business Integrity Commission. As Commissioner and Chair, Dan oversees the agency charged with regulating and preventing organized crime and corruption in the City's private trade waste industry and the public wholesale markets. Dan has had an extensive career in public service, as both a prosecutor and an investigator. Immediately prior to joining the BIC, Dan spent two years as Chief of the Rackets Bureau at the New York County District Attorney's Office ("DANY"). During his tenure there, he oversaw cases involving terrorism, organized crime, public corruption and social security fraud. During his six years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, Dan prosecuted cases involving construction fraud, bribery and other corruption involving public officials, traditional organized crime and healthcare fraud. While with both the New York State Office of the Inspector General and the New York City Department of Investigation, Dan oversaw investigations of corrupt public employees and theft of public funds. Dan began his legal career at DANY, where he spent almost nine years investigating mainly violent crimes, such as assaults, robberies and homicides, followed by another seven years in DANY's Homicide Investigation Unit, which focused on the prosecution of violent drug organizations operating in the City's poorest neighborhoods. Dan is a graduate of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and SUNY Buffalo School of Law.