Daniel Nardello is an experienced litigator, prosecutor, and investigator. Dan 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 England and Italy, where he directed investigative teams in both countries for US and foreign-based clients. Fluent in Italian and English, Dan has extensive investigative experience in cross-border due diligence and investigative matters, including FCPA and OECD issues.
After working in private practice at Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, where he specialized in representing media clients in libel and related matters, criminal investigations, and disciplinary proceedings, Dan worked as an Assistant US Attorney in the Criminal Division, Southern District of New York, beginning his tenure under then-US Attorney Rudolph Giuliani. As a federal prosecutor, he handled cases that involved securities and commodities fraud, corruption, civil rights, traditional and non-traditional organized crime, and labor racketeering issues.
Combining his private and public sector experiences, Dan headed up the European office of an international investigative firm after leaving the US Attorney’s 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 large investigative firms fell short in their responsiveness and creativity in meeting client objectives, especially overseas, and he resolved to bring together an exceptional team of former prosecutors, law enforcement officials, professional investigators, forensic accountants, writers, and researchers to remedy this service gap. In 2003, Nardello & Co. opened its doors in London and shortly thereafter in New York.
Dan Nardello has written and spoken on international due diligence and money laundering topics, including the FCPA, the Patriot Act, and OECD anti-bribery regulations. In addition, he taught Trial Advocacy with the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey at Columbia University School of Law. Dan is a graduate of Columbia College and received his JD from the New York University School of Law.