Daniel Hartnett is an associate managing director with the Compliance Risk and Diligence practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, based in the Reston office. Daniel specializes in advising corporate clients on third party risk management as it relates to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act and similar local laws worldwide. Daniel also oversees the practice’s U.S.-based Asia research team.

Previously Daniel served in various positions in and out of the U.S. government, where he has advised on Asia-focused defense and security issues. Most recently, he concluded a two-year assignment at the Pentagon as a special advisor to the Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Programs and Resources, where he provided analytical and research support to the senior-most U.S. Marine Corps officer responsible for the service’s $24 billion budget. Prior to this, he worked as a research scientist for CNA, where he directed large, complex research projects on China’s military and security developments on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. Daniel also served as the Senior Policy Analyst for Military Affairs at the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a Congressional body mandated with investigating the security implications of the bilateral U.S.-China relationship.

Daniel began his career serving in the U.S. Army, where he supported U.S. military efforts during the various conflicts in the former Yugoslavia. He speaks several foreign languages, and has attended advanced language training for Chinese, German, Russian, and Serbo-Croatian.

Professional Experience
  • Advised multiple Fortune 500 companies on implementing a risk-based approach to screening various types of third parties.
  • Oversaw research process improvements for report quality, efficiencies and turnaround times.
  • Directed the production of hundreds of reports for financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and law firms investigating risks associated with corruption, fraud, money laundering and political exposure.
  • Worked with clients to develop advanced technological solutions to improve the efficiencies of their due diligence processes.

  • Master of Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
  • B.A., Chinese Language and Literature, University of Massachusetts

  • Chinese – Fluent 
  • German – Fluent 
  • Russian – Fluent 
  • Serbo-Croatian – Fluent 

Awards and Recognition
  • U.S. Army Achievement Award (two)
  • U.S. Air Force Notable Achievement Award (two)
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