David Schnier


Partner and General Counsel

The Private Wealth Partners


Mr. Schnier is a Partner and General Counsel of The Private Wealth Partners, a provider of integrated platform services for independent private wealth advisers that includes technology, investment solutions, brokerage, compliance and operational support. David is also the Chief Compliance Officer of the firm’s broker dealer and is responsible for all aspects of its compliance program as well as the compliance programs of its RIA clients. David has over 15 years of in-house legal and compliance experience working with broker-dealers and investment advisers. Prior to joining The Private Wealth Partners, David spent 9 years at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, including 3 years as the lead attorney, and later head of business risk and supervision for their U.S. Private Wealth Management Division. David has advised on numerous legal and compliance matters ranging from SEC and FINRA examinations, cross jurisdictional registration and supervision, private litigation, and complex business transactions. Mr. Schnier received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law School and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Rutgers University. Mr. Schnier is a member of the Securities Regulation Committee of the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and holds FINRA Series 7, 14 and 24 licenses.


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