Dan Knepper serves as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel at the Institute for Justice. As IJ’s primary financial officer, Dan oversees IJ’s budget, spending, and financial and investment management. Dan also oversees multiple business units and the day-to-day operation of IJ, including IJ’s Clinic, legislative efforts, legal and regulatory compliance, contracting, and back-office functions.
Dan serves as IJ’s corporate Secretary and Treasurer and is a principal liaison with IJ’s Board of Directors.
Prior to joining IJ, Dan was an attorney in the Office of General Counsel at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he primarily practiced commercial contracting. He started his legal career at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where his practice included regulatory compliance, project finance, and corporate matters.
Dan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. While at GULC, Dan served as Editor and Special Projects Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, which published his note, “Eliminating the Federal Subsidy in Kelo: Restricting the Availability of Tax-Exempt Financing for Redevelopment Projects.” Dan is a member of both the New York and DC bars.
Prior to law school, Dan worked at IJ as an evidence analyst, where he assisted with the Lakewood, Ohio, eminent domain challenge, and he was a summer law clerk at IJ in 2004.