The phrase 'public private partnership' typically refers to collaboration between government authorities and private industry to improve government services by leveraging the management skills and financial acumen of the private sector. Less common but increasingly important are efforts to improve crime fighting through public private initiatives. As the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut during President Obama’s first term, I initiated several public private partnerships on subjects as diverse as gun violence, cybercrime and hate crimes. More recently, as General Counsel at a UK-headquartered global bank, I continue to believe in the power of such alliances and have focused my energy and efforts on the fight against financial crime generally and human trafficking in particular. I will discuss the challenges and opportunities in public private partnerships to fight crime, from the perspectives of both the public and private sector.  

 

 About the speaker: David Fein is Group General Counsel at Standard Chartered Bank, where he advises the Board and the Court of the Bank on all material legal matters and oversees the Bank's Legal function and its Group Corporate Secretariat. David also serves as Chair of Seeing is Believing, Standard Chatered'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. Prior to his appointment as United States Attorney, David was a partner at the law firm of Wiggin and Dana; Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School; Associate White House Counsel; and an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. David graduated Cum Laude from Dartmouth College and the New York University (NYU) School of Law as Order of the Coif and was a member of the Senior Board of the N.Y.U. Law Review.