Our People

Daniel Kessler, Principal, and founder of Givon Advisors, Ltd., is a highly experienced and widely respected lawyer and expert in compliance and regulatory affairs.  He has over 25 years of in-house and private practice experience working with multinationals, bringing global compliance and regulatory expertise to companies operating in an international context, and providing advice on U.S. and European compliance issues Daniel possesses unique and well-rounded knowledge in this multi-faceted field.

Daniel has worked in many industries in addition to specializing in the Life Sciences (pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices).He has worked at or with such companies as American Home Products Corporation, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Gilead, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Galenica, Iscar Ltd. (a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary). He has extensive experience in advising boards of directors and senior executives of multinationals on compliance issues. He has also been able to meet the needs of start-ups, non-governmental organizations, universities and other not-for-profit entities. Daniel is a regular speaker at national and international conferences on a broad range of governance, risk management and compliance issues.

Experience has included:

    • Identifying and communicating the laws and regulations applicable to the organization’s businesses;
    • Designing, implementing and managing an organization’s international corporate compliance function across all business units;
    • Writing policies and procedures including an organization’s Code of Conduct and in specialized areas of anti-corruption, export controls, import compliance, economic sanctions, anti-boycott regulations, marketing practices;
    • Developing comprehensive and innovative educational compliance programs, including extensive intranet website and multimedia training;
    • Conducting risk assessments and investigations;Conducting risk assessments and investigations;
    • Conducting transactional due diligence and enhancing third-party compliance;
    • Undertaking monitoring and auditing procedures.