Wiggin and Dana Partner Selected as a Finalist for U.S. Attorney for Connecticut

September 11, 2009

David Fein, Partner and Co-Chair of Wiggin and Dana's White Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance practice, and a member of the firm's executive committee, has been selected as one of the four finalists for the position of U.S. Attorney for Connecticut. The selections were sent to President Barack Obama on September 10 and made by Connecticut Senators Christopher Dodd and Joseph Lieberman.

"We are very proud that one of our partners, David Fein, is one of the four finalists being considered for this prestigious position," comments Maureen Weaver, Chair of the firm's Executive Committee.

Mr. Fein represents clients in state and federal governmental investigations, conducts internal and external investigations for corporations and other entities, and counsels clients regarding corporate compliance.  Mr. Fein is also a Visiting Lecturer in Law at the Yale Law School, where he teaches a class on Federal Criminal Investigations.

Previously, 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 U.S. 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.