A Fein Fit for U.S. Attorney's Job

February 8, 2010
Connecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 36, No. 6

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."