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 sells renal business to EvoquaJones Day advised STERIS in the $196.3 million sale of its Renal Care business to Evoqua Water Technologies, a leading provider of mission-critical water and wastewater treatment solutions.
  • Asbury Automotive Group acquires Larry H. Miller Dealerships and Total Care Auto for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., in its acquisition of Larry H. Miller Dealerships, and Total Care Auto, Powered by Landcar for $3.2 billion.
  • Cortec Group acquires Pink LilyJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the acquisition and financing of Pink Lily, a direct-to-consumer provider of women's apparel and accessories.
  • Cortec Group acquires Little Sleepies, LLCJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the acquisition of Little Sleepies, LLC, a retailer of high-quality children’s sleepwear products.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Encapsys, LLCJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Encapsys, LLC, a world leader in microencapsulation delivery systems for the building, construction, paper, bedding and personal care industries.
  • TopBuild acquires Distribution International in all-cash transaction valued at $1.0 billionJones Day represented TopBuild in its acquisition of Distribution International from global private equity firm Advent International in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.0 billion.
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries acquires Alion Science and Technology for $1.65 billionJones Day advised Huntington Ingalls Industries in the $1.65 billion acquisition of Alion Science and Technology Corporation from Veritas Capital.
  • NEP acquires Prysm Collective, Lux Machina And Halon EntertainmentJones Day advised NEP Group in the acquisition of Prysm Collective, Lux Machina and Halon Entertainment.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires MDoutlookJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Clinical Education Alliance, LLC (CEA) of MDoutlook, a provider of precision intelligence solutions that help life sciences companies develop and commercialize therapeutics and diagnostics in oncology.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company sells BEI PrecisionJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in the sale of BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc. to Quantic Corporate Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management.
  • Wabtec acquires Nordco for $400 millionJones Day advised 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.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires IntegreonJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and financing of Integreon, a leading global managed services provider, from NewQuest Capital Partners.
  • Riverside acquires ToolWatchJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of ToolWatch, a leading provider of tool and equipment tracking and operations management software for the construction, utilities, and oil and gas industries.
  • 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.
  • 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, Latin America, 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.