Wiggin and Dana Partner Nominated by President Barack Obama for U.S. Attorney for Connecticut

February 4, 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 nominated by President Barack Obama for the position of United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. The nomination was announced today.

"We are extremely proud that David Fein has been nominated for this prestigious position. David has proven himself to be not only an extremely talented lawyer, but also a dedicated partner and a good friend to all of us at Wiggin and Dana," comments Bob Benjamin, Chair of the firm's Executive Committee. "We will miss him, but we know that he will serve his new constituency well."

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. Mr. Fein is also a Visiting Lecturer in Law at the Yale Law School, where he teaches a class on Federal Criminal Prosecution.

"Having worked closely with David at Wiggin and Dana for the past six years, I speak on behalf of our group in saying we will miss David's unparalleled professionalism, legal acumen, dedication and energy. We will not only be saying goodbye to our partner, but to a great friend and mentor too," comments Scott Corrigan, who currently serves as Co-Chair of the firm's White Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance practice and on the firm's Executive Committee.

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. 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.

Before working at the White House, Mr. Fein 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.

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