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Based in London, David Fein is Group General Counsel, advising the Board and the Court of the Bank on all material legal matters and overseeing the Bank's Legal function and Group Corporate Secretariat. David also serves as Chair of Seeing is Believing, the Bank’s global initiative tackling avoidable blindness. Before joining the Bank, David was United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate. As United States Attorney, David created the Connecticut Securities, Commodities and Investor Fraud Task Force and launched Project Longevity, a comprehensive initiative to reduce gun and gang violence in Connecticut's major cities. He convened public conferences on Civil Rights, Human Trafficking, Investor Fraud, Prescription Drug Abuse, and Violent Crime, and was appointed Vice Chair of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee’s White-Collar Crime Sub-committee. Prior to his appointment as United States Attorney, David was a partner at the law firm of Wiggin and Dana, where he co-chaired the firm’s White-Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance Practice Group and served on the firm’s Executive Committee. He represented public and private financial institutions, leading public accounting firms, Fortune 100 companies and not-for-profit institutions. Previously, he was a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School; Associate White House Counsel; and Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.