Daniel J. Horwitz was nominated to the Board of Commissioners by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and joined the Board on July 10, 2017.
Daniel J. Horwitz is a partner with the law firm of McLaughlin & Stern, LLP, where he focuses his practice on the defense of individuals and companies in white collar criminal and regulatory enforcement investigations and cases, as well as in complex commercial lawsuits and arbitrations. He routinely handles matters before federal and state courts, prosecutors and regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Attorneys for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Manhattan District Attorney and the New York Attorney General. He has also led numerous internal investigations on behalf of corporations, audit committees, special litigation committees and special board committees. Mr. Horwitz has also served as an independent integrity monitor and independent investigator on behalf of New York City and the State of New York.
Prior to joining McLaughlin & Stern, LLP, Mr. Horwitz was a partner with the boutique law firm of Lankler, Carragher & Horwitz LLP, which he joined after a partnership at an AmLaw 100 firm. He began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, where he served from 1991 to 2000, principally in the Frauds Bureau. He served as a Law Clerk to United States District Court Judge John T. Nixon in Nashville Tennessee from 1990 to 1991. Mr. Horwitz graduated from Columbia College in 1982 and earned his J.D. cum laude in 1990 from the Washington College of Law at American University.
Following his graduation from college in 1982 until 1990, Mr. Horwitz served first as Legislative Assistant and then as Legislative Director to United States Representative Thomas J. Downey, where his principal responsibilities were in connection with Mr. Downey's membership on the House Committee on Ways and Means.
From 2011 until 2016, Mr. Horwitz served as a Commissioner on the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics. Mr. Horwitz served as Commission Chair from 2013 until 2016.
Mr. Horwitz is active in a number of bar associations, including the American Bar Association, where he currently serves as the Chair of the White Collar Committee for the Business Litigation Section of the ABA. He is also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he previously served as Chair of the Criminal Advocacy Committee, the Federal Bar Council and New York State Bar Association.
Committee Assignments: Governance and Ethics (Chair), Audit (Vice Chair), Finance.
Term: 07/10/17 - 06/30/2021 *
* Commissioners serve without remuneration for six-year overlapping terms. A Commissioner whose term expires continues to serve until reappointment or the appointment and qualification of a successor.