Daniel T. Chaudoin


Chaudoin, Daniel T.

Daniel Chaudoin served on the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for 10 years, ultimately as Assistant Director, Division of Enforcement. While at the SEC, he led a team of attorneys in the investigation and litigation of cases involving the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act, the Investment Advisers Act, the Investment Company Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also coordinated SEC actions with related criminal investigations by the Department of Justice and by the US Attorney's Offices for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Central District of California, the Middle District of Florida and the District of Delaware.

Mr. Chaudoin's practice has focused on representing financial institutions in connection with investigations regarding the federal securities laws, as well as consumer protection laws and unfair and deceptive trade practices. He regularly appears before the SEC, FINRA, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Prior to his work at the SEC, Mr. Chaudoin was a litigation associate at Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin & Oshinsky, LLP, where he focused on complex insurance coverage litigation.

Publications & News


November 9, 2015

FTC Joins With Federal, State and Local Authorities on Nationwide Debt Collection Enforcement Initiative

On November 4, 2015, a group of law enforcement authorities, led by the Federal Trade Commission, announced Operation Collection Protection, a coordinated federal, state and local initiative aimed at illegal debt collection practices.

October 26, 2015

Military Lending Act Poses Challenges and Risks for Lenders

An article by Daniel T. Chaudoin, Bradford Hardin Jr. and Gideon Hart, published in the October 2015 edition of Banking & Financial Services Policy Report, Vol. 34, No. 10.

July 22, 2015

Department of Defense Issues Final Rule Expanding Military Lending Act to Credit Cards and Other Consumer Lending Products

On July 21, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense announced the final rule amending the Military Lending Act’s implementing regulations.

January 4, 2013

WilmerHale Announces the Elevation of Partners and Special Counsel

We are pleased to announce the elevation of our new partners and special counsel in 2013.

March 19, 2012

The SEC's Longstanding "Neither Admit Nor Deny" Settlement Policy is Supported by Second Circuit Decision Granting Stay


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JD, with Honors, The University of Chicago Law School, 1996

BA, Philosophy, with High Honors, Swarthmore College, 1991, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Government Experience

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