Former CFTC Trial Attorney Chad Silverman Rejoins Skadden

Chad E. Silverman

NEW YORK – June 2, 2015 – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP announced today that Chad E. Silverman, most recently senior trial attorney at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has rejoined the firm's Government Enforcement & White Collar Crime Group as counsel in the New York office. Mr. Silverman will represent financial institutions and other corporations and individuals in investigations, litigation, and other criminal and civil enforcement matters.

Mr. Silverman rejoins Skadden after almost four years at the CFTC, where he led investigations of global financial institutions on issues ranging from the manipulation of key interest rate benchmarks and natural gas derivatives to violations involving wealth management practices and the misuse of customer funds.

"Chad Silverman is a superb lawyer whose unique skillset and significant enforcement experience are very valuable assets to the firm," said David M. Zornow, global head of Skadden's Litigation/Controversy practices. "We are thrilled to welcome him back to Skadden."

"I enjoyed working with Chad in the CFTC's Enforcement Division, and look forward to working with him again as a member of our team," said David Meister, who heads Skadden's Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime Group in New York.

Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Silverman was an associate at the firm for six years, during which he also served as special assistant district attorney at the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office from Fall 2010 – Spring 2011.

"The skill and expertise in Skadden's Government Enforcement & White Collar Crime Group is unmatched. I am excited to work with individuals who are both my friends and mentors in helping to serve clients in today's heightened regulatory landscape," Mr. Silverman said.

A graduate of Dartmouth College (magna cum laude), Mr. Silverman received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.