Daniel J.Ongaro (Dan)


Minneapolis + 1.612.217.8852

Dan Ongaro brings more than a decade of experience as a cybersecurity and privacy consultant to inform his legal practice. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and has worked on several high-profile data breaches that involve state, federal, and international regulators.

Since his transition into law, Dan's focus includes data breach response (identification of impacted data, analysis of applicable regulations, notification of individuals and regulators, investigations, and remediation). His practice also involves advising clients on cybersecurity and privacy compliance (e.g., National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST] Cybersecurity Framework, California Consumer Privacy Act [CCPA], Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA], and other regulatory regimes). Dan assists clients with structuring and drafting contracts or agreements that involve cloud services, technology licensing, master services agreements, and related scopes of work.

Dan maintains an active pro bono practice that includes a pretrial detainee's Section 1983 civil rights case and initiatives to combat human trafficking.

Prior to practicing law, Dan worked as a cybersecurity, privacy, and risk consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for 10 years, where he led teams' assessments of organizations' compliance with IT, regulatory, and financial requirements. He also authored official reports used by agency executives and Congress to assess opportunities for federal agencies and government contractors to enhance their cybersecurity and privacy posture. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Virginia.


  • STERIS acquires Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day advised STERIS plc in its acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers, for $3.6 billion.
  • PWNHealth and Home Access Health Corporation sold to Everlywell, forming Everly HealthJones Day advised PWNHealth LLC and Home Access Health Corporation in its sale to Everlywell, a leading digital health company, and forming Everly Health.
  • Wabtec to acquire Nordco for $400 millionJones Day is advising Wabtec Corporation in its $400 million cash acquisition of Nordco, a leading North American supplier of new, rebuilt, and used maintenance of way equipment with a broad product and service portfolio including mobile railcar movers and ultrasonic rail flaw detection technologies, from Greenbriar Equity Group LP.
  • Playboy acquires sexual wellness chain LoversJones Day advised Playboy Enterprises Inc. in its $25 million acquisition of TLA Acquisition Corp., the parent company of the Lovers family of stores, a leading omni-channel online and brick-and-mortar sexual wellness chain, with 41 stores in five states.
  • Bally's acquires SportCallerJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in its acquisition of SportCaller, one of the leading B2B free-to-play (F2P) game providers for sports betting and media companies across North America, the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, LATAM, and Africa.
  • STERIS acquires Key Surgical for approximately $850 millionJones Day advised STERIS plc (NYSE: STE) in the $850 million acquisition of Key Surgical, a leading global provider of sterile processing, operating room, and endoscopy products, and a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Personal Computer ResourcesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Logically, a rapidly growing provider of comprehensive outsourced IT and security services to small- and medium-sized businesses, of Personal Computer Resources, an IT managed services provider to businesses in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
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