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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 leading investigator by Chambers and Partners, which notes that Dan "is super smart and 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."


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
  • Chambers and Partners 2020 Litigation Support Guide: Spotlight Table
  • Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders
  • Italian (fluent)
Professional Affiliations
  • 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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New York, NY 10017
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