Daniel F. Danello

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Daniel Danello regularly advises clients on transactions that are regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), including futures, swaps, and cryptocurrencies. He has substantial experience with other derivative contracts used in structured finance and capital markets transactions or involved in counterparty bankruptcy. As in-house counsel, Daniel advised senior management on debt and equity issuance, security disclosures, liquidity and cash management, and federal banking oversight.

Dan has also advised boards of directors on risk management issues, including whistleblower claims, government relations and political contributions, and federal taxation.

Related Practices




  • LL.M. Taxation cum laude Georgetown University Law Center 1990
  • J.D. cum laude Duke University School of Law 1985
  • B.A. Jurisprudence with honors Christ Church, Oxford University 1983
  • A.B. magna cum laude Harvard College 1981

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts


Personal Activities

  • Member, Derivatives and Futures Law Committee, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Futures and Derivatives Committee, Corporations, Finance & Securities Law Section, District of Columbia Bar