David Meister, a partner in the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, has been named director of enforcement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. A former federal criminal prosecutor, he has nearly 25 years of experience in investigations, litigation and trials involving fraud and other complex schemes relating to U.S. financial markets. Meister previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. 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. Vincent McGonagle, who has been acting director of enforcement since Oct. 1, will continue in that capacity until Meister joins the agency.
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