Names & Faces

Dana O'Brien Promoted to General Counsel at Athena Advisors

To oversee regulatory, compliance & due-diligence matters

February 13, 2019 04:00 PM Eastern Standard Time — LINCOLN, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Athena Capital Advisors, a privately owned, independent registered investment advisor with $5.5 billion in assets under management, is pleased to announce the promotion of Dana K. O’Brien to General Counsel.

Ms. O’Brien joined Athena Capital in 2014 and most recently served as Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. She will continue her role as Chief Compliance Officer.

Leonard Lewin, who has served as General Counsel and Vice Chairman of the Board for over a decade, will remain as Vice Chairman on Athena’s Board of Directors and continue oversight of client relationships in his capacity as a Managing Partner of the firm.

Involved in all aspects of the firm’s legal matters

“Through her previous role as Deputy General Counsel, Dana is already involved in all aspects of firm and client legal matters,” said Leonard Lewin. “She is an integral member of the Athena team, guiding our client-centric and customized approach to investment management. I can’t think of a better person to fill this role.”

In her role as General Counsel, Ms. O’Brien will oversee all of Athena’s legal matters while continuing to manage the regulatory compliance team. Ms. O’Brien also works closely with the client and research teams to conduct due diligence and perform comprehensive legal reviews on all alternative investments and chairs Athena’s Operating Committee. She remains based in Athena’s Lincoln, Massachusetts, headquarters.

an integral member of the Athena team, guiding our client-centric and customized approach to investment management...

Prior to joining Athena, Ms. O’Brien served as Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Administration and Legal Affairs for Fisher Lynch Capital LLC. Previously, she was Director of Operations and Legal Affairs at MPM Capital LLC. She earned her B.A. in History from the College of the Holy Cross and her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law with High Honors.




Athena Capital Advisors is a privately owned registered investment advisor founded in 1993 by Dr. Lisette Cooper. The firm has approximately $5.5 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018, with offices in Lincoln, MA; New York City, NY; and San Francisco, CA. Athena offers clients investment advice and management as their external chief investment officer, as well as wealth planning, impact investing, and investment administration and reporting services. Its clients include both tax-exempt institutions and taxable families. Athena uses a research-driven approach to strategic and tactical asset allocation to provide solutions that are customized to each client’s particular circumstances and objectives. For additional information on Athena Capital Advisors, please visit