Daniel specializes in conducting complex and cross-border investigations in opaque jurisdictions. Prior to Quinlan, Daniel spent seven years with global risk advisory firms in Singapore and the U.S., where he managed projects across Asia and in the Middle East.
A lawyer by training, Daniel has expertise in leveraging human intelligence to assist legal counsel during fraud and corruption investigations, asset searches and recovery, and litigation support matters. Daniel also has deep experience in identifying and analyzing deal-related corruption and reputational risks for private equity and institutional investors, particularly in Asia, where he was based for over seven years. He is a fluent Chinese speaker who earned his J.D. from American University in 2013.
For a publicly listed client that found unexplained transfers to anonymous offshore entities during an audit, Daniel conducted a multijurisdictional investigation that included discreet site visits in Malaysia, intelligence gathering in China, and research into financial filings of Nevada penny stock companies. Daniel determined that the client’s funds were improperly diverted to a US individual engaging in active securities fraud, and promptly notified the client of their exposure to this individual and his network. One year afterwards, the US Department of Justice publicly filed multiple criminal charges against this individual (who remains at large) and their securities fraud scheme.
On behalf of a multinational client facing corruption allegations by a politician of a Middle Eastern country, Daniel led time-sensitive efforts to locate the source of these threats. Discreet interviews and local language social media research found that the politician’s claims arose because regional arms dealers had impersonated the client to local state-owned enterprise officials as part of an extortion scheme.
Daniel has worked on a variety of internal fraud and corruption matters on behalf of international development organizations and aid agencies. These matters entailed investigating whistle-blower reports of fraud among local or expatriate staff members, as well as examining allegations of corruption and kickbacks at foreign-funded infrastructure projects involving local partners or government officials.