Daniel "Dan" Wenner is an experienced trial lawyer, helping clients in connection with defense of white-collar criminal and complex civil-litigation matters.
Dan has defended individuals in prosecutions by the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the District of Connecticut, the Eastern District of New York and the Southern District of New York. He has helped both individuals and organizations in response to securities investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Connecticut Department of Banking. Dan was part of Day Pitney's corporate-monitor team for a healthcare company that had entered into a deferred-prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice. He has conducted several internal investigations, including investigations for healthcare companies, financial-services firms and educational institutions. He has also conducted Medicare and Medicaid compliance-program reviews, including risk assessments, policy reviews and training evaluations.
Outside of the white-collar arena, Dan has represented clients in state and federal civil matters involving allegations of fraud. He has also represented clients in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and in the Connecticut Supreme Appellate Courts.
Prior to joining Day Pitney, Dan served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. As a federal prosecutor, Dan was a member of the Business and Securities Fraud section, where he investigated and prosecuted violations of the federal securities-fraud, mail-fraud, wire-fraud and money-laundering statutes. In addition to trying several cases to verdict, Dan also briefed and argued appeals before the Second Circuit. He also served as corporate counsel in the healthcare-law compliance group within the legal division of a major pharmaceutical company.
From 1999 to 2000, Dan served as law clerk for The Honorable Norman H. Stahl, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Represented a hedge fund executive in a wire-fraud prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut
Represented a broker-dealer executive in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District
Represented a state development corporation executive in an enforcement proceedings brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Represented a hedge fund manager in response to requests for documents by the SEC and avoided any enforcement action
Represented an individual and closely held organizations in enforcement proceedings brought by the Securities and Business Investments Division of the Connecticut Department of Banking
Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a publicly held financial institution in connection with an allegation that misstatements were made in an internal audit report
Conducted an internal investigation at a regional hospital chain into alleged healthcare fraudConducted an internal investigation on behalf of educational institution into allegations of sexual abuse by a faculty member
magna cum laude1999managing editor, Cornell Law Review
Recipient of a Day Pitney Coleman Award for his commitment to pro bono and public service, 2017
Appointed to Pro Bono Panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Appointed to the Criminal Justice Act Panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut