Daniel Filstrup is a member of the Corporate Department in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Filstrup advises clients in the financial services and investment management industries. He represents fund sponsors with respect to the formation, structuring, and ongoing operation of private equity funds, venture capital funds, private credit funds, hedge funds, business development companies, funds of funds, and other alternative structures. Mr. Filstrup counsels clients on a wide range of regulatory and corporate matters, including in connection with SEC investigations, registration of private equity fund sponsors and other investment advisers under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, investment company status issues under the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the acquisition and sale of registered investment advisers.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Filstrup was an associate in the Chicago office of another leading law firm. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Filstrup worked for a global technology leader and spent eight years in China, during which time he worked with emerging companies in the semiconductor and cleantech industries.

Thought Leadership

  • China’s Patent Subsidies and the U.S. Response, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Quarterly Journal, Vol. 42, No. 4 (Fall 2014)
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Bar Qualification

  • California
  • Illinois


  • JD, George Washington University Law School, 2014
    with Honors
  • BSE, University of Michigan, 2000
    Dean’s List

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)