A Fein Fit for U.S. Attorney's Job
David B. Fein's nomination to serve as Connecticut's U.S. Attorney caps a long career of significant accomplishments in criminal law.
When he came to New Haven's Wiggin and Dana in 1997, Fein was the firm's first white-collar defense partner, fresh from a two-year stint in the Clinton White House, where he was an associate counsel.
Before that, Fein was a fast-rising star in the U.S. District Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York, where one of his bosses was Rudy Giuliani and another was Mary Jo White, now a partner at New York's Debevoise & Plimpton.
"David Fein is a superb choice as United States attorney," White said in an e-mail to the Law Tribune. "He is a brilliant lawyer with vast experience on both the defense and prosecution side, civil and criminal. His judgment is excellent and I am certain will be a very strong and fair United States attorney."