David Fein

Group General Counsel | Joined September 2013

David Fein


David joined Standard Chartered as Group General Counsel in September 2013. He oversees Standard Chartered’s Legal, Group Corporate Secretariat and Shared Investigative Services functions.


Before joining Standard Chartered, David was United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Prior to his appointment as United States Attorney, David led the White-Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance Practice at the law firm of Wiggin and Dana; taught 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.

External appointments

David is 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. David is a member of the Board and Treasurer of American Friends of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. David also serves on the Board of Guiding Eyes for the Blind.


Fixing our broken relationship with wildlife

We must urgently address humanity’s impact on the natural world to prevent future global outbreaks of infectious disease

| 15 May 2020

To fight the illegal wildlife trade, we must disrupt its business model

We can help prevent wildlife trafficking by targeting the heart of the industry: the money

Trade beyond borders | 10 Oct 2018

Illegal wildlife trafficking: it will take a network to defeat the networks

Illegal wildlife traffickers rely on financial systems just like other profit-chasing criminals, which means we can trace their activities

Explore our world | 6 Aug 2018