Daniel Nardello – CEO and Founder of Nardello & Co
Nardello stands apart from the cliched image of gumshoes depicted on TV and movies by never brandishing weapons; rather he heads global investigations firm Nardello & Co and oversees complex litigation cases, activist defense cases, asset tracing needs and anti-corruption issues.
Established in 2003, this firm now boasts offices in New York City, Washington DC, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Milan and its team includes former federal prosecutors as well as international lawyers.
Early Life and Education
After graduating from New York University Law School, Nardello found work at Manhattan law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler before transitioning to work for future attorney general Michael Mukasey at the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York – prosecuting members of Bonano crime family, Jamaican gangsters, and corrupt police officers over seven years.
Nardello began his firm in 2003 and has since established offices worldwide – London, Washington DC, Hong Kong and Dubai among them – in order to service leading law firms, banks and corporations regarding investigations ranging from suspected insider trading to anti-bribery allegations.
Nardello exudes confidence when speaking, opening his hands out like a lawyer about to deliver their closing argument before a jury. His responses flow seamlessly together with those from Menschel, and he clearly expresses his goals for the firm.
Nardello & Co. is run by Nardello himself as its CEO and founder, offering litigation support, corporate investigations, global asset tracing services to financial institutions, law firms and multinational corporations alike. Nardello serves as CEO / founder to Nardello & Co. as its clients include financial institutions, law firms and multinational corporations alike.
Nardello began his legal career shortly after graduating from NYU at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler law firm in Manhattan. Here he worked closely with future U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey as well as others before taking on securities cases as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York.
After leaving government service in 2003, Nardello founded Nardello as an investigative firm to fill a perceived void. His clients include major banks, investment firms, and white-collar criminal defense attorneys he works on behalf of; investigations include labor practices at New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus as well as allegations of bribery against American Insurance Group executive David Pinkerton in Azerbaijan. His team travels globally answering inquiries such as these.
Achievement and Honors
Daniel Nardello is the Chairman of Nardello & Co, an investigative firm trusted by law firms and financial institutions for sensitive investigations such as insider trading allegations, sanctions busting efforts, asset tracing services and fighting fraud and corruption. This firm provides due diligence support for mergers and acquisitions. With offices in Washington DC, Hong Kong and Dubai – as well as clients like Abu Dhabi’s government and Brazilian mining firm Vale – its client list includes Brazilian mining company Vale. Nardello has overseen numerous high-profile investigations, serving as an independent investigator into allegations of abusive labor practices during construction of New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus, and helping resolve any outstanding settlement agreements between New York and tobacco manufacturers.
Nardello’s team of former federal prosecutors and international private investigators can be counted on when clients like Pearl Jam need help. From reviewing corporate databases or public records to interviewing sources in Cypress or Serbia, Nardello and his team do whatever is necessary.
Nardello & Co was established by Anthony Nardello after leaving private practice at Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler and working as a federal prosecutor on securities and commodities fraud cases – in particular with regard to activist defense matters and complex litigation. Anthony oversees all global commitments at Nardello & Co, offering his critical thinking and expertise for complex litigations and activist defense matters.
He developed and now teaches a New York and California-approved CLE course on ethical considerations and concerns related to hiring private investigators, while living on the Upper East Side with his third wife and young daughter.
Nardello first established his firm with another partner and invested $30,000 of his own money to launch it in 2002. Since then, they have assembled a team of investigators, comprised of former US federal prosecutors as well as international lawyers.
Attentive to all aspects of compliance matters relating to FCPA investigations and activist fund defense, as well as board candidate screening in response to #MeToo, his clients include law firms and financial institutions as well as high net-worth individuals/family offices, governments/NGOs etc.
Recently, his investigators traveled across four continents to help one client avoid charges of violating Azerbaijan’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. While much of their work remains confidential, other cases – like that involving collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX – have come into the public realm.