Daniel F. Ritter is a Washington, D.C., attorney and a member of Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group. Mr. Ritter works to improve public policy decision-making by applying his innovation and entrepreneurial experience from the emerging technology sector. Additionally, he is experienced working with the philanthropic community to address fundamental social needs in sustainable development.

Mr. Ritter coordinates policy advocacy campaigns, advocates policy positions with federal legislators and administrative agencies, prepares legal and strategic policy analysis, and develops legislation and testimony for congressional hearings. Mr. Ritter has experience with the tax rules governing policy activities by the nonprofit sector. He has worked with a variety of clients, including major trade associations for nanotechnology, clean technology and renewable energy, neurotechnology, the U.S. commercial space industry, and clean water and sanitation technologies, in addition to a wide variety of U.S. and international companies in these fields. His philanthropic/nonprofit clients include a variety of nongovernmental organizations focused on sustainable development in the developing world and in the United States.

In addition, Mr. Ritter served as chief counsel to a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Ritter was a public policy attorney for a global law firm in its Washington, D.C., office. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ritter founded and served as executive director of a grant-making institution concerned with the relationship of the nonprofit and for-profit cultural sectors to American public policy.


  • Yale Law School, J.D.
  • Amherst College, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia