Dan Solomon's practice focuses on international corporate compliance, specifically the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), internal investigations, government enforcement actions, as well as economic sanctions and export controls. Dan advises companies on potential forced labor in their global supply chains, related supply chain mapping, supplier due diligence, and risk mitigation, with a particular focus on the manufacturing sector. Dan also represents companies and individuals in all phases of multi-lateral development bank (MDB) sanctions proceedings, including audits, investigations, settlements, Show Cause letter responses, post-sanction remediation efforts, and collateral issues.
Dan has extensive experience leading sensitive investigations across the globe, including those presenting complex legal, political, and reputational risks. Drawing on his in-house experience, Dan is particularly adept at right-sizing the scope of an investigation to get at the key issues without incurring unnecessary operational or financial burden, as well as effective communication with boards and company leadership on findings and remediation.
On the compliance side of his practice, Dan focuses on the design and implementation of risk-based corporate compliance programs for large and small companies in a wide range of industries. Dan counsels companies seeking to build, improve, and defend their compliance programs. He advises clients on the development of key corporate compliance policies, procedures and controls, third-party risk management and compliance risk assessments, and due diligence regarding bribery and other compliance risks in a broad range of transactions.
Dan previously served as General Counsel of SAIC General Motors, one of the largest and most successful automotive joint ventures in China. Prior to that, he was the Lead Counsel of Global Compliance and the Executive Director of Special Investigations and Anti-Corruption for General Motors Company. He was also seconded as an international trade and compliance lawyer at the Middle East operation of a publicly traded prime government contractor client during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Stemming from his many years of experience in-house in the U.S. and China, Dan brings a pragmatic, business-centric approach to legal advice and problem solving. He is well-versed in the nuances of the automotive and manufacturing sectors and has in-depth insight into the Chinese legal system and the regulatory and compliance risks encountered by multinationals doing business in China.
- General Counsel, SAIC General Motors Corporation Limited, Shanghai, China, 2017 - 2020
- Lead Counsel, Global Compliance, General Motors Company, 2016 - 2017
- Executive Director, Special Investigations & Anti-Corruption, General Motors Company, 2014 - 2016
- Legal 500, GC Powerlist: China Teams, 2018 (for SAIC General Motors Corporation Limited)
- District of Columbia