Daniel Levison is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Singapore office, where he heads its Litigation Department and is also the head of the firm’s Ethics + Compliance regional practice in Asia. Dan counsels clients regarding compliance matters and conducts internal investigations and compliance reviews across the Asia-Pacific region, where he has over 20 years of experience. His practice has included work in many countries in Southeast Asia and beyond, including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Singapore, as well as India, Nepal, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, and China.
Clients say that Dan is “very thoughtful and thorough, and extremely focused on giving high-quality advice across a broad range of issues.” Clients rely on his experience with highly sensitive matters, which have included fraud and corruption, cartel and other competition matters, anti-money laundering, export control, privacy, and data security, and regulatory and product safety investigations. In addition, he assists clients with pre-acquisition and third-party compliance due diligence and developing, reviewing, and implementing compliance policies, procedures, and training programs.
Dan also focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters, with particular emphasis on the resolution of multi-jurisdictional disputes, and has developed particular expertise regarding cross-border electronic discovery matters. He has counseled clients in a range of matters involving contract disputes, business torts, antitrust, product liability, intellectual property, and other issues. Dan has represented clients in a variety of industries, including electronics and manufacturing, software, consulting and professional services, consumer goods, electronic commerce, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, sports and entertainment, transportation, construction and real estate, hospitality, insurance, and banking and financial services, among others. Dan is also a member of MoFo’s COVID-19 Task Force.
Before moving to Singapore, Dan spent more than 12 years in MoFo’s Tokyo office, and clients continue to rely on him for his Japan-related expertise, for which he has been recognized by Chambers Global.
Dan has been listed by Chambers Asia-Pacific every year for the last three years as a top practitioner (Band 1) in his field for Corporate Investigations/Anti-corruption. He was also recommended as a global leader in Investigations in Singapore by Who’s Who Legal/Global Investigations Review 2020.
Dan is also a sought-after speaker and thought leader on anti-corruption, investigations, and compliance-related topics. Some recent engagements include:
Asia Pacific Summit on Anti-Corruption
Centre for a New American Security — Future Trends in Tariffs, Sanctions, and Investment Restrictions
GIR Live Singapore
Thailand and Southeast Asia: Annual International Arbitration & Regulatory Global Summit
Ethics and Compliance Leadership Programme — INSEAD | ethiXbase
Business Ethics Leadership Alliance — Ethisphere
The International Association of Privacy Professionals — Asia Privacy Forum 2019
Centre for a New American Security — North Korea Sanctions workshop
In addition to his practice, Dan serves on MoFo’s Board of Directors and on MoFo’s Diversity Strategy Committee and plays a leadership role in some of MoFo’s diversity initiatives, notably, as a member of the Board of Directors of MoFo’s pro bono client, Lawyers for LGBT & Allies Network, and he has been highly commended by Chambers for an Asia-Pacific Diversity & Inclusion Award 2020.