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Provided by David Meister

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Heads Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime Group in New York. Represents institutions and individuals in DOJ, SEC, CFTC, and other criminal and regulatory law enforcement investigations, and at trial. Conducts internal investigations for boards of directors and corporate management.

Career

Enforcement Director, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (2011-2013), led CFTC's investigation and prosecution of first-ever Dodd-Frank Act charges; co-chair, Securities and Commodities Fraud Working Group of Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, established by President Obama; Assistant U.S. Attorney, SDNY (Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force).

Personal

JD, Columbia University School of Law (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) 1987; Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1984 (cum laude).

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Derivatives - USA - Nationwide
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Band 1

David Meister comes highly recommended for his expert knowledge of enforcement actions as they related to the derivatives market.
"David has so much wisdom, he is our go-to lawyer for regulatory counsel. He's a real tactician and he sees the chess board three moves ahead." "David has outstanding expertise in dealing with enforcement issues and in the subject matter itself. David’s superb judgment in dealing with the decision points throughout the matter really stood out for me."


Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - New York
2
Band 2

David Meister brings his impressive government experience to bear in his handling of complex criminal and regulatory investigations, with matters often involving significant cross-border elements.
"He is fully committed to his client's cause."


Securities: Regulation: Enforcement - USA - Nationwide
3
Band 3

David Meister is particularly highlighted for his leading practice in CFTC enforcement actions and investigations. He also regularly acts on FINRA and SEC actions, representing leading public companies, investment banks and broker-dealers.
"David is killing it. People call him the 'Gensler Whisperer'." "He is a real tactician who sees the chess board three moves ahead."


Derivatives: Enforcement - USA - Nationwide
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David Meister comes highly recommended for his expert knowledge of enforcement actions as they related to the derivatives market.
"David has so much wisdom, he is our go-to lawyer for regulatory counsel. He's a real tactician and he sees the chess board three moves ahead." "David has outstanding expertise in dealing with enforcement issues and in the subject matter itself. David’s superb judgment in dealing with the decision points throughout the matter really stood out for me."

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