As Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Dan Risku oversees all legal matters for Beacon’s business operations nationwide, including regulatory, compliance, and enterprise risk matters. Dan serves on the Executive Leadership Team for Beacon Care Services, a newly established Beacon business that increases access to quality mental and behavioral health care in local communities. He previously served as ValueOptions’ Executive Vice President and General Counsel, joining the company in 2012.
Prior to joining ValueOptions, Dan served as Chief Washington Counsel for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Within this role, he was responsible for developing legal strategy and providing counsel on many key federal and state health care legislative and regulatory matters. Prior to that, he served in executive management and legal leadership roles for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Prudential Financial.
Dan holds a Juris Doctor from Mitchell Hamline College of Law, as well as a Bachelor of Science in finance and management from Minnesota State University, Mankato.