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Danielle Briers

Executive Counsel
Executive Counsel
Sydney Australia

Dani is a commercial litigator and retail banking lawyer who specialises in contentious financial services regulatory cases.

Dani’s experience enables her to seamlessly guide clients through all stages of their regulatory matters, including investigation, breach reporting, regulator engagement, customer remediation, process improvements, enforcement action and court proceedings. She helps clients meet their regulatory obligations, engage productively with regulators and efficiently resolve their cases.

Dani collaborates closely with our banking and financial services regulatory teams and her areas of focus include breach reporting, scams, customer remediation, responsible lending, superannuation, the anti-money laundering / counter-terrorism financing regime and legal professional privilege.

Dani is also a general litigator with broad experience in complex commercial disputes, in industries such as superannuation, building, technology, insurance, logistics and retail. She works closely with clients to resolve litigation and other disputes efficiently and effectively.
Through her time as a retail banking lawyer and secondments to a major bank and one of Australia’s largest car finance suppliers, Dani has a strong understanding of the banking/finance sector which informs her approach in assisting clients.

Clients have described Dani as “easy to work with” and a “breach reporting guru” and said that “her cognitive skills and intellect are first class, as is her knowledge of financial services law”. 


Dani has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Queensland, and a Master of Laws in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of New South Wales. In her Master’s degree she received Dean’s List Commendations for topping the class in 3 of 6 subjects.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • a major Australian retail bank in an ASIC investigation and Federal Court proceedings involving alleged contraventions of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act
  • a major Australian retail bank in Federal Court proceedings by ASIC relating to financial advice fee disclosures
  • four Australian superannuation trustees in relation to investigations and enforcement action by APRA
  • various clients in the credit, financial advice, superannuation, insurance, credit reporting and crypto sectors in managing their breach reporting practices and responding to regulator investigations
  • one of Australia’s largest car finance suppliers, in ASIC’s inquiry into responsible lending, collections and hardship practices in the motor finance industry
  • a major Australian retail bank in the ACCC’s mortgage pricing inquiry
  • a major Australian retail bank in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
  • a leading Australian gaming company in a successful application to the Australian Competition Tribunal for authorisation of its merger