Andrew Weissmann today was selected as the Chief of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section.
Weissmann has dedicated the majority of his 30-year professional career to public service and the Department of Justice. He returns to the Criminal Division after serving as the FBI’s general counsel under former Director Robert Mueller and, most recently, teaching criminal procedure and national security law courses and seminars at NYU School of Law.
Before his tenure at the FBI, Weissmann was a partner at Jenner & Block for five years, a member of its management committee, and co-chair of the firm’s white-collar practice group, where he worked on a broad range of matters including ones involving securities fraud, anti-trust, health care fraud, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Prior to joining that law firm, Weissmann served as special counsel to the Director of the FBI.
Before that, he was the deputy director and then the director of the Enron Task Force from 2002 through 2005. Weissmann began his career with the Justice Department in 1991 at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York, where he served in various leadership positions, including as chief of the Criminal Division, until joining the Enron Task Force.
Weissmann joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office after working as an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. He served as a law clerk for the Hon. Eugene Nickerson in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.