Strategic Consulting

Highland Strategies provides strategic consulting services to businesses and government agencies by helping develop results-oriented solutions to legislative, regulatory, and business challenges.  The firm’s strategic advice combines legal insight, public policy expertise, and effective communication.

The firm helps develop effective, secure, and balanced ways for business and government to use information from both public and private sources to enhance security and public safety. This area includes a growing list of security activities and related concerns affecting both the public and private sectors, including:

  • Background checks and risk assessments
  • Security screening programs
  • Identity management
  • Biometrics
  • Credentialing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data management
  • Access to government data
  • Record completeness and accuracy
  • Information sharing
  • Privacy
  • Fair information practices

Business Development

We assist clients seeking business opportunities, helping to match a company's capabilities with the needs of federal and state programs, particularly in the areas of artificial intelligence, background screening/investigations, identity and access management, information sharing, telecommunications, and cybersecurity. 

Government Relations

Based on extensive high-level experience in federal public policy-making, Highland Strategies also provides consulting services on a wide range of legislative and regulatory development and compliance issues.  The firm offers a unique ability to help identify and communicate a client’s concerns and interests to legislative and executive policy makers. The firm also provides expertise in drafting proposed statutory or regulatory changes.

Subject Matter Expertise

Mr. Campbell serves as an expert witness and consulting expert in federal and state court cases and legislative hearings involving background screening using the FBI's national criminal history record system. He also served as an Official Observer providing input to the Committee developing the Uniform Criminal Records Accuracy Act for the National Conference on Uniform State Laws.

Our Team

Frank Campbell

Frank Campbell is the founder and CEO of Highland Strategies, LLC.  Frank served for nearly a decade (1999-2008) in both the Clinton and Bush Administrations as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Senior Counsel in the Office of Legal Policy of the United States Department of Justice.  Before becoming a Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Frank served as an Assistant General Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1994-1999). Prior to his government service, he had a white collar defense and civil litigation law practice for 14 years in Washington, D.C.

As one of the leading experts in government on background checks and the use of information to enhance security, Frank played a key role in developing policy initiatives and programs relating to background screening and risk assessments, identity management using biometrics, counterterrorism and information sharing, and the development and use of enhanced information and forensic technologies by law enforcement. He appeared before congressional committees as the DOJ expert on the subject of background checks and is the author of the seminal Attorney General’s Report on Criminal History Background Checks (June 2006). Campbell also was one of DOJ’s key advisors on issues relating to firearms and explosives regulation and enforcement and is regarded as one of the key architects of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), the background check system for gun buyers established under the 1993 Brady Act that now processes over 30 million background checks a year.