Dan Nardello is an experienced litigator, prosecutor, and investigator. He founded Nardello & Co. on the principle that smart, experienced people produce intelligent, useful, and targeted results.
Dan oversees the practice’s global commitments, lending his critical thinking and expertise to complex litigation, fraud, and due diligence matters. He has lived and worked in London and Rome, where he directed investigative teams in both countries for US and foreign-based clients.
After working in private practice at Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, where he represented media clients in libel and related matters, criminal investigations, and disciplinary proceedings, Dan served as a federal prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York. In that office, he prosecuted securities and commodities fraud, corruption, civil rights, and organized crime cases. He was the lead prosecutor in over 20 jury trials.
Following his stint as a prosecutor, Dan headed up the European office of an international investigative firm, opening that firm’s first European office. The next phase of his career focused on providing expert litigation support, global asset tracing, fraud investigations, and complex due diligence services for private clients.
After dealing with clients directly on many complex investigations, Dan observed that most investigative firms fell short in their responsiveness and creativity in meeting client objectives, and resolved to bring together an exceptional team of former prosecutors, law enforcement officials, professional investigators, forensic accountants, cybersecurity and computer forensic experts, writers, and researchers to remedy this service gap. In 2003, Nardello & Co. opened its doors in London and shortly thereafter in New York. The firm has since expanded to Washington DC, Atlanta, Dubai, Milan, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.
Dan has written and spoken on, among other topics, FCPA investigations, defending corporations from activist attacks, vetting board candidates in the #MeToo era, and conducting defense investigations in white collar cases. Dan also created and teaches a CLE course for lawyers entitled Retaining Private Investigators: Ethical Considerations and Concerns. While in the US Attorney’s office, Dan was an adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy at Columbia University School of Law. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Coalition for the Homeless, the country’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless families and individuals.
Dan is a graduate of Columbia College and received his JD from the New York University School of Law. He is fluent in Italian.