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.

Immediately before joining Exiger, Mr. Alonso served, from 2010 to 2014, 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, and was the federal court appointed receiver of IATrading.com, whose principal perpetrated a Ponzi scheme that defrauded more than 300 investors before it was shut down by the CFTC. In 2009, while at Kaye Scholer, Mr. Alonso served as Special Counsel to the New York State Senate in its groundbreaking investigation of former Senator Hiram Monserrate.

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, money laundering, 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.

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
  • 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