Andrew Weissmann returns to NYU Law

Andrew Weissmann

Dean Trevor Morrison announced that Andrew Weissmann will return to NYU Law on May 1 as a distinguished senior fellow with the Law School’s Center on the Administration of Criminal Law (CACL). Weissmann also will engage with other Law School centers, including the Reiss Center on Law and Security (RCLS). 

Weissmann returns to NYU Law after serving as a prosecutor in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office and as chief of the fraud section in the Department of Justice.  During his previous tenure at NYU Law, Weissmann served as a senior fellow at both RCLS and CACL. He taught courses in national security and criminal procedure.

“Andrew has led an extraordinary career in law and government,” Morrison said in an email to the NYU Law community. Until 2013, Weissmann was general counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, after serving as special counsel to then-FBI Director Mueller. He has served over two decades as a federal prosecutor. Appointed as the director of the Enron Task Force, from 2002 to 2005 Weissman oversaw the prosecution of dozens of individuals involved with the firm’s collapse. Prior to that, he was the chief of the Criminal Division in the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.

In private practice, Weissmann was a partner at the law firm Jenner & Block. A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School, he is a Fulbright scholar. 

Posted April 29, 2019