David Schnier

Managing Director | General Counsel | Chief Compliance Officer

As our general counsel and chief compliance officer, David is responsible for all legal and regulatory affairs impacting the business. Prior to joining NewEdge Wealth, David was a partner at The Private Wealth Partners where he was responsible for all legal matters and providing compliance support and administration to PWP and its RIA clients. Prior to that, David was the Head of Client Segment Risk Management at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney where he was responsible for the identification, management and mitigation of risk in the Private Wealth Management and International Wealth Management Divisions. Prior to that role, he was the Head of Advisory Law for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Private Wealth Management Division. Prior to his employment at Morgan Stanley, David worked as in-house counsel for J. & W. Seligman & Co. and as a corporate lawyer at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison in New York. David received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Rutgers University and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law School.