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Daniel S. Nuñez Cohen

Dan Nuñez Cohen is an associate in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Dan advises and advocates for clients at the intersection of federal legislative and regulatory policy and compliance, focusing on financial services issues affecting depository institutions, trust companies, money services businesses including digital asset exchanges, wallet providers, and token issuers; and the cannabis industry. He has experience assisting with bank charters and money transmitter licenses; counseling clients on compliance with federal banking and trust laws; and advocating for client interests before regulators and congressional staff, including drafting legislation and responding to proposed rulemakings.

Dan also 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.

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 advising a charitable prepaid card program.

Dan writes 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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