David Fein

Chair of the United for Wildlife Financial Taskforce
United for Wildlife
David Fein

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Biography

David Fein has senior-level government, in-house, private practice, and not-for-profit experience, and a track record of forming and supporting public-private partnerships to fight financial crime. He served as group general counsel at Standard Chartered Bank from 2013 to 2021, where he was a member of the bank’s senior most executive leadership team and oversaw the legal, company secretary, and investigation functions. Upon his retirement as Group General Counsel, David was appointed Special Advisor to the Group CEO, and he continues to represent Standard Chartered in public private partnerships in his new role.David is Special Counsel at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; 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; and Vice Chair of The Earthshot Prize, the most prestigious global environment prize in history, designed to incentivise change and help repair our planet over the next ten years. David is also a Board Trustee of The American Friends of The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales, and Guiding Eyes for the Blind.David was United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut under President Obama. Prior to his appointment as United States Attorney, David formed and led the White-Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance Practice at the law firm of Wiggin and Dana; created and taught for ten years a class on federal criminal prosecutions as a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School; served as Associate White House Counsel under President Clinton; and was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.