Dan Currell

Managing Director

Dan joined AdvanceLaw in 2016 after 15 years at the Corporate Executive Board (now part of Gartner, Inc.), where he advised general counsel and other senior executives on strategy, operations and risk management. His work included enterprise risk management, large-scale legal procurement projects, and strategic approaches to specific legal issues such as foreign corruption and internal investigations. Dan presented at several hundred conferences and worked with teams to carry out engagements with clients on specific matters. His writing has appeared in Bloomberg, Harvard Business Review, Legal Evolution, and The American Lawyer.

In 2019, Dan entered the U.S. Department of Education as Deputy Under Secretary, where he carried out regulatory and management projects in the Office of Postsecondary Education, the Office for Civil Rights, and the Office of Finance and Operations. During this time, Dan served on a committee of the National Security Council. Dan returned to AdvanceLaw in February 2021.

Dan began his career as a commercial litigator at Winthrop & Weinstine in Minneapolis. He has served on the boards of several colleges and nonprofits. He received his B.A. in Religion from Gustavus Adolphus College and his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. Dan is currently a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University.