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Daniel Silver


Clifford Chance, New York
Practice area Regulatory enforcement & white collar, Litigation & dispute resolution
Tel +12128784919

Daniel Silver


Daniel Silver focuses on regulatory enforcement and white collar criminal defense matters. Dan represents individuals, investment funds, banks and other corporate entities in matters before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal and state enforcement agencies. Dan also counsels clients on risk mitigation strategies with respect to cybersecurity, anti-corruption, sanctions and anti-money laundering issues.

Prior to joining Clifford Chance, Dan spent ten years as a federal prosecutor, serving in several senior leadership positions and as Chief of the National Security and Cybercrime Section within the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York. In the U.S. Attorney's Office, Dan supervised a team of more than one hundred federal prosecutors, personally led complex cross-border investigations, conducted more than a dozen jury trials, and argued numerous appeals.

Relevant experience

  • Conducted internal investigation for global bank in connection with $50 million fraud
  • Represented underwriters' counsel in SEC investigation of municipal bond offering
  • Represented alternative investment fund manager in connection with DOJ grand jury investigation
  • Represented real estate firm in connection with cybersecurity breach resulting in substantial monetary loss
  • Advised global bank in connection with potential liability arising from fraudulent payment transactions
  • Advised multinational telecom firm in connection with allegations of corruption at a subsidiary

Career and qualifications

  • Brown University (BA, Public Policy) 1999
  • New York University, School of Law (JD) 2002
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Cheryl Pollak, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of New York 2003-2004
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Harold Baer, Jr., U.S. District Court Judge, Southern District of New York 2005-2006
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2016

Awards and citations

  • Stimson Medal, New York City Bar Association
  • Director's Award for Outstanding Counterintelligence Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Clifford Chance publications and insights

  • Hedge Funds Face Risk from New Personal Data Rules - Published by FundFire, a Financial Times Service
    In this article, Dan Silver and Megan Gordon – co-chairs of Clifford Chance's US Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Group – comment on the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), an EU-wide rule that comes into effect on May 25, 2018. The rule outlines how organizations process personal data of people residing in the EU, and it sets a new bar on matters such as the level of customer consent required for use or storage of data, how records are kept in order and the amount of time to inform customers about a data breach. The article focuses on implications for US hedge funds.
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