Damien Rios
Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Mr. Rios leads the Crown Global legal team and oversees all of the company’s legal affairs.
He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University and a graduate of Columbia Law School.

Prior to joining Crown Global, Mr. Rios was a Special Counsel in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP's Estates, Trust & Tax Planning Department and a member of the Private Wealth Group, where he advised wealthy domestic and international clients with respect to complex estate planning, tax matters, business succession planning, asset protection planning and advanced insurance planning. Mr. Rios began practicing law at Milbank LLP. As a member of the Trust & Estates department at Milbank, Mr. Rios advised some of the wealthiest individuals in the United States on estate planning, tax matters and insurance planning. He also advised several institutional clients and was extensively involved in the development of financial products.

In addition to practicing law, Mr. Rios founded, and was President and General Counsel of, a life insurance brokerage firm. He was also a regular contributor to The Chase Review, is co-author of The Circular 230 Deskbook, is co-author of The Advisors Guide to Circular 230, and is a Practising Law Institute faculty member. Mr. Rios was an Adjunct Professor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University where he taught courses on U.S. federal income tax.