Xander Landen, a Senior Associate in the New York office, conducts public records research and in-depth interviews in support of pre-deal due diligence and complex investigations. In his work, he identifies risks and reputational issues, and uncovers business intelligence for investor clients.
A former journalist, Xander previously worked as a local and national news reporter, most
recently as a staff writer at Newsweek, where he covered breaking news and politics. Before
that, as a reporter for VTDigger, the largest news outlet in Vermont, he wrote about the
statehouse, public policy and state government. In 2019, he published an investigative report
about how the Vermont DMV sold drivers' personal information for millions of dollars without
their consent. The reporting prompted Vermont's governor and state officials to take action to
reform the practice.
Xander's work has been published by other news outlets including PBS Newshour, Politifact,
and New York City's NPR station, WNYC, where he contributed to an award-winning
investigation of how police departments shield their misconduct records from the public. He
graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature.