About Cornerstone Counsel

Whether it’s advising on priority legal or regulatory matters, or designing and building the in-house legal policies, processes, and controls, we deliver practical and actionable legal counseling to help drive sales growth while navigating acceptable risk.

Who We Are

Dan Connors, Principal and Founder

Dan Connors has over 20 years of in-house legal executive experience spanning venture capital backed early stage to public companies in the highly regulated healthcare, telecommunications, defense, satellite imagery and data analytics sectors. 

Earlier in his career, Dan was a corporate lawyer with law firms in California, New York and Japan, a telecom regulator at the Federal Communications Commission, and an IBM salesman. He has designed and built the in-house legal and regulatory compliance functions for three early stage companies, counseled numerous tech venture and global business teams, managed corporate governance and investor covenant compliance, closed numerous financing transactions, and successfully navigated companies through due diligence and acquisition transactions.  

Dan currently serves as a Legal Advisor and Mentor at the University of Maryland Dingman Entrepreneurship Center. He is admitted to practice law in California, Maryland, New York, Virginia and Washington, D.C.  Dan earned his JD from Georgetown University Law Center, an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson Management School and undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland.  He lives in Bethesda, MD with his family.

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