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Daniel S. Cohen

Daniel Cohen is an associate in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, where he is a member of the consumer financial services, depository institutions, financial institutions and services litigation, fintech, and payment systems practice groups. He focuses his practice on regulatory compliance for banks, trust companies, money services providers, digital asset trading platforms, and digital wallet providers. He has extensive experience counseling clients with respect to federal banking laws and regulations, federal and state money transmitter statutes and regulations, and SEC guidance regarding digital assets. Additionally, he helps represent financial institutions in class action litigation, advises investment companies on federal financial services policy, and represents policyholders in coverage disputes with insurers.

He also is involved in various pro bono matters at K&L Gates, including the representation of a client for special immigrant juvenile status, and developing a charitable prepaid card program.

Daniel writes extensively on the digital assets and blockchain applications, both in the financial and energy industries, as well as financial services 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.

Daniel 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, Senator Sherrod Brown’s staff.

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