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Executive Leadership

Daniel Nardello

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Our People/Daniel Nardello

Daniel Nardello is the Chairman and CEO of Nardello & Co., where he oversees the firm’s global commitments, lending his critical thinking and expertise to complex litigation, activist defense, asset tracing, and anti-corruption matters. He has lived and worked in London and Rome, directing investigative teams in both countries for US and international clients.

Dan has written and spoken on a wide range of topics, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, defending corporations from activist attacks, vetting board candidates in the #MeToo era, and conducting defense investigations in white collar cases. He created and teaches a New York- and California-certified CLE ethics course entitled Retaining Private Investigators: Ethical Considerations and Concerns.

Dan has been recognized as a Band 1 investigator by Chambers and Partners, which calls Dan the “gold standard for private investigators.” Quoting his clients, Chambers lauds Dan as “quite simply the best there is,” recommending his ability to “quickly get to the heart of the issue and the strategic objectives.” He was also commended as “super smart” and as someone who “can tailor the investigative program to the needs of whatever the client wants. Talking to Dan is like talking to another lawyer at your firm who has expertise in investigative matters. He’s a great sounding board. You think you want something, and he’ll tell you what you actually want, and that’s invaluable.” Clients tell Chambers that “there’s no one like him in the US.” Dan is also recommended by Who’s Who Legal as a leading expert in asset recovery.


Representative matters
  • Dan was appointed by the government of Abu Dhabi as the independent investigator of allegations of abusive labor practices during the construction of New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus.
  • Dan was named as the independent investigator to resolve conflicts arising from the settlement agreement between the State of New York and leading tobacco manufacturers.
Just the Facts
  • JD, New York University
  • BA, Columbia College, Columbia University
  • Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery Experts 2023 (Global Elite Thought Leader)
  • Chambers and Partners 2022 Litigation Support Guide: Band 1
  • Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery Experts 2022 (Thought Leader)
  • Chambers and Partners 2021 Litigation Support Guide: Band 1
  • Who's Who Legal: Asset Recovery Experts 2021
  • Chambers and Partners 2020 Litigation Support Guide: Spotlight Table
  • Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery Experts 2020 (Thought Leader)
  • Italian (fluent)
Professional Affiliations
  • Carnegie Hall, board member
  • Coalition for the Homeless, board member
  • International Print Center New York, board member

Daniel Nardello

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

565 Fifth Avenue
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The American Lawyer April 12, 2023 Why the Am Law 100 Is Hiring More Private Investigators

The Burn Bag Podcast March 22, 2023 Risky Business: Due Diligence – Private Investigations of Public Importance with Dan Nardello of Nardello & Co.

The American Lawyer March 7, 2023 No ‘Gray Area’ In Lawyers’ Oversight of Investigators, Commentator Argues

Connecticut Law Tribune February 7, 2023 The Court Just Hired a Forensic Financial Adviser for Alex Jones’ Bankruptcy Case

Financial Times September 7, 2022 Wall Street’s $1bn messaging ‘nightmare’

June 30, 2022 Nardello & Co. Recognized by Chambers and Partners as Only Band 1 Firm in the US for Third Year in a Row

Reuters April 5, 2022 Dud Lateral Partner Hires and How to Avoid Them

Law360 July 26, 2021 Nardello On Doing Global Investigation Work ‘The Right Way’

June 24, 2021 Nardello & Co. Again Recognized by Chambers & Partners as Only Band 1 Firm in the US

June 29, 2020 Nardello & Co. Recognized by Chambers & Partners as Only Band 1 Firm in the US

October 25, 2019 Nardello & Co. Named to 2019 GIR 100

September 11, 2019 Nardello & Co. Announces New Partners

August 28, 2019 Daniel Nardello is Profiled in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders

Financial Times July 22, 2019 If women are so great why don’t more of them run the place?

July 1, 2019 Nardello & Co. Ranked Top Tier Firm by Chambers & Partners

CNBC January 29, 2019 Fearing future #MeToo allegations, a growing number of companies are turning to reputation management firms

November 15, 2018 Nardello & Co. Named to 2018 GIR 100

CNBC May 31, 2018 In the wake of #MeToo, companies turn to private investigators to identify predators in their ranks

December 13, 2010 Dan Nardello to Speak at Abu Dhabi Summit on Anti-Corruption


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