Daniel Winterfeldt MBE KC (He/Him)


Daniel is currently General Counsel for EMEA and Asia at Jefferies. Previously, he was a partner in Reed Smith’s Global Capital Markets practice.

Daniel founded the Forum for US Securities Lawyers in London in 2006 to address US securities issues in the London market across law firms, banks and intermediaries. The Forum was short-listed by the British Legal Awards in 2009 for ‘Law Firm Innovation’. The Forum was 'Highly Commended" by the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in 2016 in the category ‘Innovation in Navigating Regulation’.

Daniel is also the founder and chair of the  InterLaw Diversity Forum, which seeks to promote meritocracy and inclusion for diverse groups in the legal sector. The InterLaw Diversity Forum currently has more than 6000 members from over 300 law firms and over 500 corporates and financial institutions. Since its founding in 2008, the InterLaw Diversity Forum has expanded its scope to encompass all strands of diversity and inclusion (LGBT+, BAME, Disability, Gender, and social mobility) with a particular focus on cultural change in the workplace and 'multiple identities'/intersectionality. The InterLaw Diversity Forum was "Highly Commended" by the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in 2016 for 'Innovation in Human Resources".

Daniel was named the "Legal Innovator of the Year" at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in 2012 for his work in capital markets and diversity and inclusion.  

Daniel was a member of the Equality & Diversity Committee at the Law Society of England & Wales for six years and is a member of the Judicial Diversity Forum organised by the Judicial Appointments Commission.    

Daniel was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 2013.