David Fein is Special Counsel in the Litigation Department, based in the firm’s London office. A former U.S. Attorney, David has extensive experience in the areas of government and internal investigations, corporate governance, and white collar and regulatory matters, and he has a proven track record of forming and supporting public-private partnerships. His practice focuses on these areas, as well as crisis management, cybersecurity, data privacy, ESG, and financial institutions.
David has broad and deep senior-level in-house, government and private practice experience. He served as group general counsel at Standard Chartered from 2013 to 2021, where he was a member of the bank’s senior most executive leadership team; oversaw the legal, company secretary, and shared investigative services functions; developed and executed legal strategies; and managed a global team of 700 colleagues across 70 markets. Prior to his in-house role, David served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut (2010-2013) and as founder and chair of a leading law firm’s white collar practice (1997-2010).
Earlier in his career, David served as Associate White House Counsel during the Clinton administration and Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he served as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and Counsel to the U.S. Attorney. David created and taught for ten years a class on federal criminal prosecution at Yale Law School.
BOARDS AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
David is the chair of the United for Wildlife Financial Taskforce, a global network of financial institutions and public and civil society partners working together to reveal, disrupt and prevent illegal wildlife trafficking. He is a board member of the American Friends of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and also serves on the board of Guiding Eyes for the Blind. David chaired Standard Chartered’s flagship philanthropic initiative, Seeing is Believing, raising over $100 million to fight avoidable blindness throughout the world.