Daniel Ji

Daniel Ji

Daniel Ji
Washington, DC
+1 202 346 4196

Daniel Ji is an associate in Goodwin’s Financial Services, Investment Management, and Private Investment Funds practices. Daniel specializes in advising a wide range of registered and reporting investment advisers, including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, institutional, and retail asset managers regarding matters that arise under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”). Based on his almost six years of experience as Senior Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Examinations, Daniel counsels investment advisers on a variety of SEC regulatory filings and compliance matters, including representing investment advisers and funds in SEC examinations and investigations.


Daniel has significant experience in advising investment management firms in registering with, and operating as, investment advisers with the SEC. He counsels clients on the application of the Advisers Act Section 206 fiduciary duty and disclosure obligations, portfolio management, custody rule, and marketing rule, as well as the implementation of compliance programs as required by Rule 206(4)-7 under the Advisers Act. Additionally, he has experience dealing with “status” issues arising under the Advisers Act and the Investment Company Act of 1940. Daniel also provides regulatory advice in connection with internal compliance reviews, examinations, and investigations by the SEC, and the development and review of compliance programs.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Daniel was Senior Counsel at the Division of Examinations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. There, he led SEC examinations of domestic and foreign registered investment advisers. As examinations team lead, he evaluated investment advisers, principally with regards to compliance with the Advisers Act, including registration statements and regulatory filings with the Commission, portfolio management processes and disclosures, custody, marketing and advertising materials, fees and expenses, and compliance policies and procedures. In cases where an examination escalated into an enforcement matter, Daniel served as liaison between the Division of Examinations and the Division of Enforcement.




University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

(cum laude)


Emory University



  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia