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David Meister

New York, USA USA Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments
Ranked in : Securities: Regulation: Enforcement , Derivatives , Derivatives: Enforcement , Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
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Securities: Regulation: Enforcement - USA - Nationwide

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 a top-notch strategic thinker.""He can anticipate the issues coming up before they spin out of control."
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Derivatives - USA - Nationwide

Band 1

David Meister comes highly recommended for his expert knowledge of enforcement actions as they related to the derivatives market.
"He has built a strong practice in investigations and litigation.""He has a wonderful rapport with his clients and the government; he can anticipate issues coming up and he can move over the problems before they spin out of control."
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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.
"He has built a strong practice in investigations and litigation.""He has a wonderful rapport with his clients and the government; he can anticipate issues coming up and he can move over the problems before they spin out of control."
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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - New York

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 always available and is incredibly knowledgeable, as well as providing very practical advice." "He communicates well and his work product is crisp and to the point."
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Practice Areas

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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David Meister

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

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