Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Job ExperienceAndrew Weissmann is a partner in Jenner & Block's New York office and a member of the Firm's White Collar Criminal Defense and Counseling Practice.
Mr. Weissmann is a nationally recognized white collar litigator. He represents American and foreign corporations and executives in connection with criminal and civil investigations, including representation before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and state and local authorities. Mr. Weissmann was also appointed by two federal courts to serve as a Special Master overseeing gun dealers that had been sued by the City of New York as part of its effort to curtail the flow of illegal firearms into the City.
Mr. Weissmann joined Jenner & Block after serving as the Director of the Enron Task Force, the Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, and the Special Counsel to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As Enron Task Force Director, Mr. Weissmann oversaw the prosecution of more than 30 individuals in connection with the collapse of the company including the indictments of Kenneth Lay, Jeffrey Skilling, and Andrew Fastow.
Previously, as Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S.Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, he supervised over 110 prosecutors. Mr. Weissmann oversaw a wide array of white collar crime investigations involving, among others, securities, FCPA, healthcare, environmental, computer crime and tax fraud. In addition, Mr. Weissmann personally prosecuted dozens of corrupt brokers and short sellers for stock market manipulation.
An experienced jury trial lawyer, Mr. Weissmann successfully tried more than 25 cases, including major racketeering prosecutions. Those included the successful prosecution of the boss of the Genovese Crime Family, Vincent Gigante, who had feigned mental illness for years, as well as scores of leaders and members of the Gambino and Colombo families. Mr. Weissmann was also selected by the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to be his Special Counsel, where he worked on a variety of confidential national security matters.
Mr. Weissmann has written and lectured widely on compliance and other white collar matters, speaking in the U.S. and overseas to private and public companies, boards of directors, professional associations, conferences and law schools. He has been an adjunct professor of law and clinical professor at Fordham Law School and Brooklyn Law School.
Professional Activities and Awards
Fulbright Fellowship, 1980-1981
U.S. Department of Justice
The Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service, 2006
Special Achievement Awards, 2003, 2004
Director’s Award for Superior Performance, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000
Director of Enron Task Force at DOJ
Chief of Criminal Division at EDNY US Attorney's office
Legal Services for New York
Board of Manhattan Legal Services, 2006
The Legal Aid SocietyLeader, Associate’s Fund-Raising Campaign,1988-1990
Service To The Bar
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Member, Committee on Criminal Advocacy, 2006-Present
Secretary, Committee on Legal Needs of the Poor, 1989-1990
EducationColumbia University School of Law, J.D., 1984,Columbia Law Review; Negroni Award; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar 1981-1984
University of Geneva, Fullbright Fellowship, 1981
Princeton University, B.A., 1980, Walter Phelps Hall Senior Thesis Prize