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Andrew Weissmann

Andrew Weissmann

U.S. Department of Justice
Chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division
Washington, DC, USA


Andrew Weissmann was selected in January 2015 as the Chief of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to his selection, Weissmann taught criminal and national security law at New York University School of Law. Weissmann previously served as the General Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2011 to 2013 and before that, as special counsel to FBI Director Mueller in 2005. He was a partner at Jenner & Block in New York City from 2006-2011 where he was co-head of the White Collar Criminal Law group and on the firm’s Management Committee. From 2002 to 2005, Weissmann served as the Deputy and then the Director of the Enron Task Force in Washington, DC, where he supervised the prosecution of more than 30 individuals in connection with the company’s collapse. Weissmann was a federal prosecutor for 15 years in the Eastern District of New York, where he served as the Chief of the Criminal Division. He prosecuted numerous members of the Colombo, Gambino, and Genovese families, including the bosses of the Colombo and Genovese families. In addition, Weissmann won the largest Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration award in history. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School and was on the managing board of the Columbia Law Review. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and attended the University of Geneva on a Fulbright Fellowship.
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