Daniel J. Patalano (Dan)heads the finance and derivatives practice and focuses on structured finance, derivatives and eCommerce. His practice includes structuring commodities transactions, financial transactions and currency and metals transactions. Additionally, Dan focuses on all areas of U.S. and cross-border OTC derivatives trading including structuring trades, drafting and negotiating trading agreements (including but not limited to the ISDA Master Agreement and confirmations) and handling secured transactions related thereto such as Securities and Commodities Account Control Agreements, credit support documentation and custodial documentation. Dan also has extensive experience in handling eCommerce agreements. Dan advises and works on behalf of hedge funds, mutual funds, broker-dealers, swap dealers, bulge bracket banks and futures commissions merchants.

Prior to joining SRD, Dan was senior counsel at INTL FCStone Inc., a broker/dealer, swap dealer and future commission merchant. Dan previously worked for Schulte Roth & Zabel as an associate in the Investment Management and Structured Products practices. Dan has also been Director and Senior counsel at Point72 Asset Management, LP (fka SAC Capital Advisors, LP). He worked for Bridgewater Associates, LP, where he was a senior counterparty relations attorney. Dan has also spent part of his career at Deutsche Bank, AG and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Dan graduated from New York Law School, cum laude, where he was executive articles editor of the Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Bar Admissions
New York
New Jersey

Employment History
INTL FCStone Inc.
Bridgewater Associates, LP
Point72 Asset Management, LP
Schulte Roth & Zable
Deutsche Bank, AG