Daniel Wood practices at the intersection of financial services, technology, and regulation, advising technology companies, fintechs, and financial institutions on regulatory matters, privacy issues and transactions.

Daniel is a member of Pillsbury’s Fintech, Payments & Blockchain team and the Cybersecurity, Data Protection & Privacy team. As a former attorney for the Texas Department of Banking, Daniel is uniquely able to advise clients on regulatory issues, such as licensing and compliance, relating to money transmission, virtual currencies, foreign exchange, bank and trust matters, and anti-money laundering. He also advises clients on consumer protection and privacy matters, such as compliance with UDAAP, CCPA, GLBA and financial privacy laws, and biometrics laws.

Professional Highlights

  • Led the development of the Texas policy on treatment of virtual currency under the money transmission regulatory framework; drafted and published Supervisory Memorandum 1037 promulgating this policy.
  • Member, Advisory Council, IMTC Conferences, 2019 - 2024.
  • Communications Director and Board Member, Austin Chapter of Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists, since 2021.

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  • Associations
    • Texas Bar Association, Business Law Section
    • Austin Bar Association, Financial Institutions Section
    • Member, Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists, Austin Board
  • Sample of Speaking Engagements
    • “AI: Friend or Foe?,” Western District of Texas Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference (April 12, 2024)
    • “De-Risking: What's Happening and What Can You Do About It?” MTRA 2023 Annual School and Conference (September 14, 2023)
    • “Entering the US MSB Market,” IMTC EMEA 2019, London, UK (July 1, 2019)
    • “Privacy Compliance for Financial Institutions,” Nacha’s Smarter Faster Payments Conference (May 5-8, 2019)
    • "Compliance Challenges of e-commerce & Blockchain platforms," International Money Transfer Conference (IMTC) (November, 2017)
    • "Faster Payments: Complexities and Challenges," MTRA 2017 Annual Conference and School (September 2017)
    • “Keeping up with Changing Requirements in a Faster Payments World,” NACHA Payments 2017 (April 23, 2017)
    • "Digital Money," UT Technology Law Conference (May 22, 2014)
    • "Ensuring Compliance With the Evolving State Regulatory and Enforcement Framework Governing Digital and Virtual Currencies," National Forum on: Virtual & Digital Currency and Payment Systems (June 25, 2014)
    • "Bits, Bytes, & Bitcoin," SWACHA Executive Leadership Payments Summit (November 6, 2014)


  • J.D., Albany Law School Union University, 2009

    M.F.A., Columbia University, 1999

    B.A., Union College, 1997


  • Texas