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Daniel Byrd

ESG Industry Practice Lead
Moody's Analytics

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Dan Byrd is the ESG Industry Practice Lead for Moody's Analytics. He is an experienced legal professional, particularly with regard to how complex regulatory frameworks impact investment and business decisions. Prior to joining Moody's, he was co-founder and general counsel of a private credit fund that specialized in small business finance, fintech and esoteric private credit, including energy efficiency retrofits to buildings and municipal street lights. Dan was also a senior policy and communications consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office, and worked at a hedge fund that invested in the public securities of clean energy companies and sustainability leaders. Dan began his career as an environmental attorney at the law firm K&L Gates, representing corporate clients and regional businesses in litigation, administrative proceedings and general business advisory across waste management, clean air and clean water issues. Dan received his B.A. in environmental studies and biology from the University of Pennsylvania, M.A. in environmental management from Yale University, and J.D. from Rutgers University.