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Daniel S. Nuñez Cohen

Dan Nuñez Cohen is an associate in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, where he advises and advocates for digital asset companies, depository and non-depository institutions, money services businesses, and the cannabis industry on the intersection of financial services policy and compliance.

Dan advises digital asset exchanges, hosted and non-hosted wallet providers, token issuers, and DeFi platforms on compliance with federal and state money transmitter laws, including assisting with state licensing applications and developing terms of use. He also counsels national banks (depository and non-depository) on compliance with federal banking laws and has drafted national bank de novo and conversion charter applications. Additionally, he routinely advocates for clients before regulators and congressional staff on a wide-range of issues, including comprehensive and financial services-related cannabis reform; sustainable finance; and receivables management. In this practice, he has helped draft legislation and responses to proposed rulemakings.

Moreover, Dan represents food companies in obtaining insurance coverage in complex, multiparty disputes involving product liability, product recalls, and supply chain issues. In this practice, he has assisted several companies in settlement negotiations and mediations with third parties and insurance carriers, helping these clients recover insurance proceeds.

Dan writes and speaks extensively on the digital assets and blockchain applications, financial services, and cannabis banking policy. His writings are often published on JD Supra. He also has been published in several legal journals, including the Virginia Law Review, the Dickinson Law Review, the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, the Energy Law Journal, the Banking Law Journal, and the Investment Lawyer.

Dan was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2016. During law school, he interned for the Legal Aid Justice Center; the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, Consumer Protection Section; and the United States Senate Banking Committee forSenator Sherrod Brown's staff.

  • Women in Housing and Finance, Inc.
  • Panelist, “Federal Legislative Cannabis Reform | Pathway towards Progress in the 117th”, International Cannabis Bar Association, 21 April 2021.
  • Moderator, “WHF Public Policy Luncheon with Rebec Romero Rainey, President and CEO, Independent Community Bankers Association,” Women in Housing and Finance, Inc., 13 April 2021. 
  • Panelist, “Finally, the Killer Crypto App: Why Stabelcoins and CBDCs will Fundamentally Change the Payments Universe, Innovative Payments Association’s Day of Payments, 19 August 2020.
  • Speaker, WHF/WHFF Partner Series Brown Bag Lunch: COVID-19’s Impact on Digital Currencies, Women in Housing and Finance, 7 May 2020.
  • Panelist, “FELJ Author Talk: Energizing the Future with Blockchain”, Energy Bar Association, Washington D.C., 19 February 2019.
  • Panelist, “Blockchain Basics for Energy Lawyers: Mastering Fundamentals and Keeping Pace with Emerging Use Cases”, American Bar Association Business Law Section Annual Meeting 2019
  • 2018 Consumer Financial Services Symposium, December 2018
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