The New York Racing Association has appointed Kenneth Handal as chief ethics and compliance officer and acting general counsel.

Handal has almost 40 years of experience as an attorney with specialties in corporate ethics and compliance, governance and risk management.

He most recently served as president of governance, risk and compliance for Guidepost Solutions, an investigations, compliance, monitoring and risk management company. Previously, Handal served since 2004 as the executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of CA Technologies,  (formerly Computer Associates.) He later lead the company's global risk and compliance group.

Prior to joining CA, Handal was associate general counsel and compliance counsel for Altra, formerly the parent company of Philip Morris, Kraft Foods, and Miller Beer. Before joining Altra, he was a partner at law firm Arnold & Porter, an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York in the criminal division, and also served as a law clerk to Judge Robert Ainsworth, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.