Wiggin and Dana Partner Confirmed for U.S. Attorney for Connecticut

May 6, 2010


David Fein, Partner and Co-Chair of Wiggin and Dana's White Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance practice, and a former member of the firm's Executive Committee, has been confirmed by the United States Senate for the position of United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. The confirmation was announced yesterday evening. On February 4, 2010, President Obama nominated Mr. Fein to become the new U.S. Attorney for the District.

"David Fein continues to make us proud at Wiggin and Dana," comments Bob Benjamin, Chair of the firm's Executive Committee," and everyone here wishes him all the best as he assumes the major responsibilities in his new position."

Since joining the firm in 1997, Mr. Fein has represented clients in federal and state governmental investigations, has conducted internal and external investigations for corporations and other entities, and has counseled corporations regarding compliance issues. Since 1999, Mr. Fein has been a Visiting Lecturer in Law at the Yale Law School, teaching a class on Federal Criminal Prosecution.

"Today is a great day for the United States and the State of Connecticut. With his superb legal abilities and exceptional integrity, David will be an outstanding United States Attorney," comments Scott Corrigan, a member of the firm's Executive Committee who co-chairs Wiggin's White-Collar Practice.

Wiggin and Dana's White Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance practice will remain a growing and integral part of the firm, with a group of seasoned litigators including Corrigan, who previously served as counsel in the Enforcement Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office; James Glasser, who served as a federal prosecutor for almost twenty years with the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut; and Joseph Martini, who served as a federal prosecutor for nine years with the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut.

Before joining Wiggin and Dana, Mr. Fein served as Associate Counsel to President Clinton, and was a federal prosecutor for six years in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. He held senior positions in the Office, including Counsel to United States Attorney Mary Jo White and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. Mr. Fein prosecuted complex cases involving official corruption, racketeering, money laundering, bank fraud, securities fraud, violent crimes, illegal wiretapping and narcotics offenses.

Mr. Fein graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College. He then attended N.Y.U. School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif and was a member of the Senior Board of the N.Y.U. Law Review. Following law school, Mr. Fein clerked for the Honorable Frank M. Coffin of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.