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Andrew Weissmann

Andrew Weissmann

American attorney, US Department of Justice official
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Countries United States of America
Gender male
Education Princeton University, Columbia University
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Biography

Andrew Weissmann (born c. 1958) is an American attorney. Since 2015 he has been the chief of the criminal fraud section of the U.S. Department of Justice. In June 2017 he was appointed to a management role on the 2017 special counsel team headed by Robert Mueller. To assume that position, Weissmann will take a leave from his current DOJ post.

Education

Weissmann has a bachelors degree from Princeton University. Following a Fulbright scholarship to the University of Geneva, he attended and graduated from Columbia Law School. He then clerked for Judge Eugene Nickerson in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Career

From 1991 to 2002 Weissmann worked in the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. While there he tried more than 25 cases involving members of the Genovese, Colombo and Gambino crime families. From 2002 to 2005, he was deputy director and then director of the task force investigating and prosecuting the Enron scandal. In 2005 he worked as special counsel under Mueller at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, then went into private practice at Jenner & Block in New York. In 2011 he returned to the FBI, serving as General Counsel under Mueller. Since 2015 he has headed the criminal fraud section at DOJ. Weissmann has taught at NYU School of Law, Fordham Law School, and Brooklyn Law School. on June 19, 2017 he joined Special counsel Mueller's team in investigating the Russian meddling in 2016 US elections.

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