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Reid H. Weingarten

Reid H. Weingarten

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Reid H. Weingarten is a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe and is part of the firm's White-Collar Criminal Defense group. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Weingarten served as a trial attorney for the Public Integrity Section of the US Department of Justice and as a deputy district attorney for Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

White-Collar Criminal Defense
Mr. Weingarten represents clients in complex criminal matters in both state and federal courts at the pre-trial, trial, and post-trial stages, including cases involving public corruption, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, bank fraud, bribery, government procurement fraud, antitrust, healthcare fraud, and tax and securities fraud.

Mr. Weingarten has served, by special appointment, as Special Counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, to head the "October Surprise" investigation in 1992; Associate Independent Counsel in the Iran-Contra affair in 1988 as lead counsel in the prosecution of Major General Richard V. Secord; and Special Prosecutor, United States Attorney's office for the District of Alaska, for US v. Dischner, et. al. in 1988.

Mr. Weingarten was inducted in the fall of 1995 as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He served as a council member of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section and served for two terms as chairman of the White-Collar Crime Committee. He has taught courses on Public Corruption and Professional Responsibility as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Weingarten is committed to his clients and to the community. He is the chairman and co-founder, along with US Attorney General Eric Holder, of a non-profit program, See Forever Foundation, which is designed to assist juvenile offenders in rehabilitation to prevent recidivism.

  • Penn State Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1975
  • Hague Academy of International Law, 1974
  • Cornell University, B.S., 1971

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