Andrew Weissmann served as a Senior Fellow to both the Center for Law and Security and the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law. Weissmann served as the General Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2011 to 2013. He previously served as special counsel to FBI Director Mueller in 2005, after which he was a partner at Jenner & Block LLP in New York City until 2011. From 1991-2006, Weissmann was a federal prosecutor. From 2002-2005, he was on the Enron Task Force in Washington, D.C. and served as its Director, participating in and supervising the prosecution of more than 30 individuals in connection with the company’s collapse. Prior to joining the task force, Weissmann served as the Chief of the Criminal Division in the Eastern District of New York.
As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he prosecuted numerous members of the Colombo, Gambino, and Genovese families, including the bosses of the Colombo and Genovese families. Weissmann also has extensive experience in private practice, including winning the largest Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration award in history. He has taught criminal law and procedure at Fordham Law School and Brooklyn Law School. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School and was on the managing board of the Columbia Law Review. He clerked for the Honorable Eugene H. Nickerson. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and attended the University of Geneva on a Fulbright Fellowship.