Chad Silverman represents financial institutions and other corporations and individuals in investigations, litigation, and other criminal and civil enforcement matters.


Mr. Silverman has extensive experience in investigations into global financial institutions on a variety of issues, including those involving the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and other law enforcement agencies and self-regulatory organizations.

Prior to rejoining Skadden in 2015, Mr. Silverman was a senior trial attorney at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, where he led investigations concerning a wide range of topics involving the application of the Commodity Exchange Act and Commission regulations to commodities, swaps and other derivatives markets. His role included leading litigation as well as coordinating efforts with various U.S. attorney’s offices and the SEC. His cases included investigations into the misuse of customer funds, manipulation of interest rate benchmarks through swaps trading and false submissions, as well as manipulation involving natural gas derivatives.

Mr. Silverman previously served as special assistant district attorney in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. He also was an associate at Skadden, practicing in the Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime Group for six years and assisting in the representation of companies engaged in investigations related to criminal and civil securities fraud, violations of customs laws and other matters.



  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2005 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 2002 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)


  • New York

Chad E. Silverman

Counsel, Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime