Danny Newman

Danny Newman Counsel

Danny Newman

Practice Areas


Danny heads the Defense and Aerospace practice at SWA, focusing on corporate, commercial, regulatory and the international trade aspects of large-scale transactions, with a particular emphasis on the defense and aerospace industries.

Both U.S. and international clients plug into Danny’s comprehensive experience in drafting, negotiating and structuring complex cross-border transactions. With more 15 years as the Deputy General Counsel for the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MOD) in New York, Danny has a deep understanding of how to negotiate procurement transactions, commercial contracts, as well as advising the IDF and the MOD on U.S. Foreign Military Financing & Sales programs and U.S. Commerce and State Department export/import regulations, intellectual property and personnel issues..

Previously, Danny’s practice comprised a diverse litigation practice at a New York City law firm and five years as Assistant District Attorney where he presented over 250 cases to the Grand Jury and tried over 30 cases to verdict.


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D.) 1991
  • Hebrew University (B.A) 1987


  • Deputy General Counsel, Government of Israel - Ministry of Defense, New York
  • Associate, Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy and Bach, New York
  • Office of the District Attorney, Bronx, New York

Bar Admission

  • New York

Representative Matters

  • Negotiating major procurement transactions for Israeli Ministry of Defense (MOD), Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and related entities, including purchase of fighter and transport aircraft, software systems, military hardware, radar, navigation and avionics equipment, state-of-the–art communications, satellite systems and imaging, anti-terror technology, sea craft, medical equipment, and construction/infrastructure projects.
  • Negotiating and drafting commercial contract and purchase order terms and conditions, software licensing and escrow agreements, proprietary information agreements, technical assistance agreements (TAA), basic ordering agreements (BOA), loan and evaluation agreements, letters of intent and contract amendments.
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