Andrew Weissmann Biography
Andrew Weissmann is an American attorney who has been the chief of the criminal fraud section of the U.S. Department of Justice since 2015. He was also appointed to a management role on the 2017 special counsel team headed by Robert Mueller in June 2017. Weissmann took a leave from his DOJ pist to assume that position.
He attended Princeton University (1980) earning a bachelor’s degree. Weissmann attended and graduated from Columbia Law School (1984) following a Fulbright scholarship to the University of Geneva. He later clerked for Judge Eugene Nickerson in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Weissman has also been Barack Obama’s supporter. He led the Enron investigation, previously gave $2,300 to Obama’s first presidential campaign in 2008 and $2,000 to the Democratic National Committee in 2006, this is the same year Democrats won control of Congress.
Andrew Weissmann Age
Weissmann was born in 1958 in New York City, USA. He is about 60-61 years old as of 2019.
Andrew Weissmann Family | Andrew Weissmann Parents
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Andrew Weissmann Wife | Andrew Weissmann Married
Weissmann keeps his personal life very private and he has not yet disclosed any information regarding his wife, marriage or children.
Andrew Weissmann Career
He worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York from 1991 to 2002. Weissmann tried more than 25 cases involving members of the Genovese, Colombo and Gambino crime families while there. He also led the prosecution team in the Vincent Gigante case, in which Gigante was convicted.
He was deputy director and then director of the task force investigating the Enron scandal from 2002 to 2005. Weissmann’s work resulted in the prosecution of more than 30 people for crimes including perjury, fraud, and obstruction including three of Enron’s top executives, Andrew Fastow, Kenneth Lay. and also Jeffrey Skilling. He was successful at arguing that auditing firm Arthur Andersen LLP had covered up for Enron in a follow up case in U.S. District Court.
The case resulted in the destruction of Andersen, he convinced the district judge to instruct the jury that they could convict the firm regardless of whether its employees knew they were violating the law. The ruling was later unanimously overturned by the Supreme Court in Arthur Andersen LLP v. United States. He worked as a special counsel under Mueller at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, then went into private practice at Jenner & Block in New York. He also returned to the FBI in 2011 serving as General Counsel under Mueller. Weismann has headed the criminal fraud section at DOJ. He has also taught at NYU School of Law, Fordham Law School, and Brooklyn Law School.
Andrew Weissmann Robert Mueller
Weissmann joined Special Counsel Mueller’s team to run and investigate Russian interference in the 2016 United States election on 19 June 2017. He was also said to be “the architect of the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.” In March 2019, a news report said he would soon leave the Justice Department and become a faculty member at New York University and to work on public service projects.
Andrew Weissmann Net Worth
Through his law career, Weissmann has amassed great wealth