David Meister is a former Director of the Division of Enforcement of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission, where for nearly three years he was responsible for the overall direction and operation of the CFTC’s enforcement program. Mr. Meister led the Division in bringing record numbers of enforcement actions and record penalties, covering the full range of the agency’s authority, including the first-ever charges under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Mr. Meister, a close counselor to the Chairman on enforcement matters and other significant issues, also led key Dodd-Frank enforcement rulemakings, such as the prohibition against a wide range of manipulative and deceptive conduct, the whistleblower rule, and the Commission’s disruptive practices guidance. Mr. Meister departed the CFTC on October 30, 2013. Prior to his most recent Government service, he was a partner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in the firm’s White Collar Crime group. Mr. Meister previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was a member of that Office's Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. In that capacity, he represented the Government in numerous jury trials and appeals. He handled criminal cases involving market manipulation, insider trading, bank, securities and commodities fraud, accounting irregularities, obstruction of justice and other federal criminal violations. Mr. Meister graduated from the Columbia University School of Law in 1987, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware in 1984, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering.