David B. Fein
Appointed by President Barack Obama, David B. Fein was sworn in on May 10, 2010, as the 50th United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Prior to his appointment as the United States Attorney, Mr. Fein was a partner at the law firm of Wiggin and Dana where he co-chaired the firm’s White-Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance Practice Group. At Wiggin and Dana, he represented clients in state and federal governmental investigations, conducted internal investigations for corporations and other entities, and counseled clients regarding corporate compliance.
From 1995 to 1996, Mr. Fein served as an Associate White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton. Mr. Fein’s portfolio at the White House included anti-crime initiatives, communications issues, the proposed victims’ rights constitutional amendment and the Administration’s regulation to combat underage use of tobacco.
From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Fein was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, prosecuting complex cases involving official corruption, racketeering, money laundering, bank fraud, securities fraud, violent crimes, illegal wiretapping and narcotics offenses. He served as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division from 1993 to 1994 and Counsel to the United States Attorney from 1994 to 1995.
From 1986 to 1989, Mr. Fein was an associate at Debevoise and Plimpton, and he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Frank M. Coffin of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit from 1985 to 1986.
Mr. Fein graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1982 and the New York University School of Law in 1985, where he graduated Order of the Coif and was a member of the Senior Board of the N.Y.U. Law Review.
Mr. Fein served as a Visiting Lecturer in Law at the Yale Law School, where he created and taught a class on Federal Criminal Prosecution.