Daniel R. Alonso

Previous Experience
  • Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, EDNY
  • Chief Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office
  • Partner at Kaye Scholer LLP
Thought Leadership
  • Speaker, "A Brief Summary of Integrity Monitoring in the United States," Brazilian Institute of Corporate Law, September 2015
  • "Global Corruption Enforcement Becomes Focus of U.S. Foreign Policy," CFO Magazine, May 2015
  • "Loud and Clear: FinCEN Demands a Culture of Compliance," Business Crimes Bulletin, October 2014

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Languages
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Daniel R. Alonso

Managing Director
General Counsel

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Daniel R. Alonso is a Managing Director based in Exiger’s New York office, where he focuses on monitorships, investigations, and financial crime compliance (including anti-bribery and corruption). A lawyer and former high-ranking federal and state prosecutor and ethics official, he brings a distinguished enforcement career of more than 20 years to Exiger. At Exiger, Mr. Alonso has led monitorships, other third-party assignments, complex investigations, and compliance reviews. He also serves as Exiger’s General Counsel.

Mr. Alonso has overseen numerous complex investigations and compliance assignments over many years of practice, with a special emphasis on independent and oversight roles. In particular, he is either currently or has formerly fulfilled the following roles:

  • Monitor of Sanitation Salvage Corp. (appointed by New York City Business Integrity Commission) 
  • Independent Disciplinary Authority for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (appointed by U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona)
  • Primary Monitor of Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program (project with New York City Department of Investigation)
  • Receiver of IATrading.com (appointed by U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut)
  • Special Counsel to the New York State Senate Select Committee to Investigate the Facts and Circumstances Surrounding the Conviction of Hiram Monserrate on October 15, 2009 (appointed by New York State Senate)

Immediately before joining Exiger, Mr. Alonso served as the Chief Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office during the first term of District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. While there, he provided policy and operational advice to the District Attorney and oversaw a broad range of matters, including financial crimes, money laundering, and corruption in the public and private sectors. He was also the author of the first publicly-issued policy by a local prosecutor’s office outlining the standards to be used in charging companies with crimes, which was patterned after the Department of Justice’s Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations.

Before returning to the DA’ s Office, Mr. Alonso was a litigation partner at the international law firm of Kaye Scholer LLP, where he focused on internal investigations for public and private companies, white collar defense, and civil litigation, Before joining Kaye Scholer in 2005, Mr. Alonso spent three years as the Chief of the Criminal Division in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he served for nine years in total as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. While there, he specialized in the prosecution of financial crime, public corruption, and labor racketeering, and was one of the prosecutors who handled the case of “Wolf of Wall Street” Jordan Belfort and related prosecutions. He also oversaw the investigations of, and subsequent corporate monitorship agreements with the Bank of New York and the New York Racing Association among others.

From 2012 to 2013, Mr. Alonso served as Co-Chair of the New York State White Collar Crime Task Force, which issued innovative recommendations on modernizing New York’s outdated laws against fraud, public and private corruption, money laundering, cybercrime, identity theft, and other financial crimes. He is a past Chair of the New York City Bar’s Council on Criminal Justice, and is currently a member of the Attorney Grievance Committee of the Appellate Division, First Department; the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct; and the Boards of Editors of the Journal of Financial Compliance and Business Crimes Bulletin. Between 2007 and 2009, Mr. Alonso served by appointment of the Governor of New York as a member of the New York State Commission on Public Integrity. He is a four-time recipient of the Justice Department’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and has received the Henry L. Stimson Medal, given by the New York City Bar Association to outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorneys. In 2014, the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York awarded him the Robert M. Morgenthau Award for his contributions to improving the criminal justice system.

From 1995-96, Mr. Alonso served as law clerk to Judge Joseph W. Bellacosa of the New York Court of Appeals. He has substantial experience in judicial selection, and in 2009, he received the John J. McCloy Award from the Fund for Modern Courts for his contributions to improving the judicial system.

Mr. Alonso is a regular commentator on television news channels and in print. He is a frequent guest on MSNBC, and his expert analysis has additionally appeared on television on CNN, WNBC, Univision, and NY1, and in print in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, Vanity Fair, the Daily Beast, Newsweek, the New York Law Journal, and Variety. He is also featured regularly as a guest columnist in the New York Daily News, and his columns have also appeared in Foreign Policy and in Argentina’s principal newspaper, La Nación. Mr. Alonso has also been called on repeatedly as a technical consultant for feature film directors, including Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorcese.

Mr. Alonso is a native Spanish speaker and conversational speaker of Portuguese.

  • Cornell University (with Distinction), B.A. 1987
  • New York University School of Law, J.D. 1990
  • Past Co-Chair, New York State White Collar Crime Task Force
  • Past Member, New York State Commission on Public Integrity
  • Past Chair, Council on Criminal Justice, New York City Bar Association
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Financial Compliance
  • Past Member of Board of Editors, Business Crimes Bulletin
  • Member, Attorney Grievance Committee of the Appellate Division, First Department
  • Member, Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct, New York State Bar Association
  • Recipient of Justice Department’s Director Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Recipient of the Henry L. Stimson Medal: New York City Bar Association
  • Recipient of the Robert M. Morgenthau Award: District Attorneys Association of the State of New York
  • Recipient of the John J. McCloy Award: The Fund for Modern Courts