Fleischman, Dana G.

Dana G. Fleischman

Retired Partner

Dana Fleischman retired from the partnership in June 2021. Ms. Fleischman was a member of the Corporate Department and the Capital Markets and Financial Regulatory Practices, as well as a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group. Ms. Fleischman advised clients on matters involving the regulation of broker-dealers and securities markets. Her clients consisted of global investment banking firms, leading financial trade associations, electronic trading platforms, investment advisers, exchanges, clearing organizations, and US and non-US banks and bank holding companies.

Ms. Fleischman advised clients on a wide range of corporate and regulatory compliance matters, including in connection with mergers and acquisitions and cross-border transactions. She also has extensive experience representing US and non-US corporate and investment banking clients in public offerings and private placements, and she has assisted clients in connection with internal investigations and enforcement matters.

Ms. Fleischman counseled securities firms and trade associations with respect to, and was actively involved in commenting on, significant regulatory initiatives and rule-making proposals and was instrumental in obtaining no-action relief, exemptive orders, and interpretive guidance from various regulatory bodies and self-regulatory organizations (including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the New York Stock Exchange) on behalf of both US and non-US based clients.

At the time of her retirement, Ms. Fleischman was a member of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Federal Securities Regulation Committee, Chair of the ABA's FINRA Subcommittee, former Chair of the ABA’s Trading and Markets Subcommittee, and a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Compliance and Legal Division. At the time of her retirment, Ms. Fleischman was a frequent speaker at industry conferences and writes on various aspects of securities law and broker-dealer regulatory matters.


  • Ranked Band 1
    Chambers USA
  • Named to the Notable Women in Law List
    Crain’s New York Business 2020
  • Recipient of Euromoney’s prestigious Americas Women in Business Law Award 2020 as the Financial Regulation Attorney of the Year, an award for which she is also a past recipient
  • “Renowned for her work advising clients in the broker-dealer and securities areas" 
    "Depth of knowledge, understanding, and history are phenomenal and hard to replicate"
    “A very experienced attorney who gives great advice and knows so much about global settlements and FINRA rules - she's seen everything”
    "The recognized expert across all firms when it comes to research matters"
    "A leading figure whose years of experience and breadth of knowledge see her handle an impressive spread of regulatory matters"
    Chambers USA


  • JD, Yale Law School, 1989
  • BA, Emory University, 1986
    high honors