Daniel S. Friedberg

Chair, Payment Systems

Partner, Technology Transactions  

Seattle 206.389.4513



Daniel Friedberg has more than twenty years of experience representing an expansive range of businesses in financial regulatory matters, including banking and non-banking companies.

In this work, Dan counsels clients from entrepreneurs and startup companies to publicly traded companies in various industries including manufacturing, consumer products and services, biotechnology, gaming and software.

Dan’s financial technology practice includes representation of companies that are money transmitters, digital currency issuers and mobile payment providers. Dan also assists clients with issues involving lending matters, electronic payments, prepaid cards, branded credit cards and virtual currencies. Dan has been recognized by The Legal 500 for his financial technology work.

Related to his payments and financial technology practice, Dan counsels online gaming companies on the compliance of game technologies, game mechanics and gameplay with state and federal gambling laws.

Dan has also assisted many startup banks in obtaining federal and state charters, and has advised such banks on operational and governance matters. Dan has close relationships with state and federal regulators, including regulators at the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC), State Banking Divisions and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Dan has assisted financial clients with mergers and acquisitions, bank holding company formation and use, acquisition and ownership planning, regulatory matters and compliance issues.

Dan’s practical approach is informed by his additional corporate background, working with clients on formations of new venture entities, securities filings, private placements, registered offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial finance, joint ventures, strategic alliances and corporate governance.​​​