January 19, 2021
Daniel S. Noble, who served as Co-Chief of the Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and Senior Investigative Counsel to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the U.S. House of Representatives, has joined Finn Dixon & Herling LLP as a partner. Mr. Noble will focus on white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation as a member of the firm’s Litigation and Government & Internal Investigations practices.
From 2012 to 2019, Mr. Noble was an Assistant United States Attorney in the SDNY, where he investigated and prosecuted a wide range of white-collar criminal cases, including those involving securities fraud, bank fraud, healthcare fraud, tax evasion, mail and wire fraud, RICO, money laundering, illegal money transmitting, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, computer hacking, and illicit virtual currency schemes. From 2018 to 2019, as Co-Chief of the Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Unit, he oversaw some of the SDNY’s most significant white-collar, consumer fraud, and cyber investigations. He also served as Deputy Chief of Narcotics, Healthcare Fraud Coordinator, Bankruptcy Fraud Coordinator, and worked closely with DOJ’s Fraud Section on significant FCPA and healthcare fraud cases. As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Noble tried eight federal criminal cases to verdict and briefed and argued multiple appeals before the Second Circuit.
From March 2019 to December 2020, Mr. Noble served as Senior Investigative Counsel to the House Intelligence Committee, where he oversaw sensitive investigations of the Executive Branch and helped lead the House’s first impeachment inquiry relating to President Trump. During the subsequent impeachment trial of the President, he served as counsel to the House Managers and helped prepare the House’s case presented in the U.S. Senate.
Christopher H. Craig, the firm’s Administrative partner, stated: “We are thrilled that Dan has joined our firm. He has distinguished himself as an excellent trial and appellate attorney, and his broad experience in complex litigation matters will be a tremendous asset to our firm and our clients.”
Deirdre M. Daly, Chair of the firm’s Litigation and Government & Internal Investigations practice groups and the former U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, added: “Dan joins us after an impressive career in the public sector including in leadership positions in the Southern District of New York. Having served as Co-Chief of the SDNY’s Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Unit and as Senior Counsel to the House Intelligence Committee, Dan’s deep experience and enormous talent will be an invaluable addition to our litigation team.”
“I am excited and honored to join Finn Dixon & Herling, a firm dedicated to excellence with a strong culture of collaboration and a track record of achieving outstanding results for its clients,” said Mr. Noble. “In my return to private practice, I feel extremely fortunate to be partnering with such exceptionally talented and experienced lawyers.”
Prior to his government service, Mr. Noble was a litigation associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP in New York, where he represented corporate and individual clients in federal white-collar criminal cases, SEC and PCAOB enforcement actions, securities class actions, and complex civil litigation.
Mr. Noble is a graduate of Stanford University and the Yale Law School. After law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Denise Cote, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and for the Honorable Reena Raggi, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
At Finn Dixon & Herling, Mr. Noble will be working closely with Ms. Daly and Alfred Pavlis, who are also former Assistant United States Attorneys for the Southern District of New York, Andrew Calamari, who was formerly head of the SEC’s New York office, and Jeffrey Plotkin, who is also an alumnus of the SEC’s New York office.