Danish (DAA-n'sh) Hamid is a Partner in DLA's Washington, DC office with over 20 years' experience counseling domestic and international companies and investors on corporate/commercial transactions, regulatory compliance, and internal investigations. He advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, private placements, strategic investments, capital markets, joint ventures, supply chain transactions, licensing, national security filings, disputes, cybersecurity mitigation, data protection, cross-border employment concerns, and financial crime investigations.

He represents parties before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, and other U.S. government agencies. Danish has extensive experience with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering/anti-terrorist financing laws, US economic sanctions and embargoes, and Section 721 of the Defense Production Act. He counsels and trains companies on international compliance programs, including AML/KYC/anti-corruption due diligence procedures. Danish has served as an author and speaker on various national security and financial crime topics, including the FCPA chapter of Corruption and Misuse of Public Office, a leading treatise published by Oxford University Press.

Danish takes a "solutions-oriented" approach that navigates complex regulatory concerns in a user-friendly manner. He focuses on providing practical advice to c-suite executives and company boards that draws upon strong business acumen while carefully assessing legal risk. Danish’s clients have included emerging businesses, prominent public companies, PE/VC firms, and international financial institutions, including multi-lateral development banks. His practice covers the financial services/fintech, AI/big data/technology, defense, aerospace, and energy sectors. Danish has a law degree with honors from the University of Oxford and a Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the International Law Review.