Law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has appointed Avi Weitzman as counsel. He joins the firm from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was most recently a member of the securities and commodities fraud unit.

Weitzman served with the U.S. Attorney's Office from 2005 through 2012. Since 2010, he served on the securities and commodities fraud unit, where he investigated and prosecuted a wide range of federal securities fraud offenses, and coordinated parallel civil proceedings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  He has handled white collar investigations and prosecutions related to securities fraud, insider trading, investment advisor fraud, market manipulation, hedge fund improprieties, bank and lender fraud, Ponzi schemes, insurance fraud, commercial bribery and international marketing fraud. 

Also, as a federal prosecutor, Weitzman was a senior member of the organized crime unit, where he led numerous complex racketeering investigations and prosecutions involving international organized crime, as well as Italian, Albanian and Asian criminal enterprises in the United States.