Jenner & Block announced today that Andrew Weissmann is rejoining the firm, effective July 1, where he was a partner for five years from 2006-2011. Mr. Weissmann is the former Chief of the Fraud Section in the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Criminal Division, the former General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as well as a former lead prosecutor in the Special Counsel investigation, the Director of the Enron Task Force, and the Chief of the Criminal Division in the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY).
Mr. Weissmann will co-chair the firm’s Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice, with a focus on counseling companies at the highest levels in both domestic and global investigations and litigation. He is a leading trial lawyer and investigator with deep experience in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) issues and compliance matters. As the head of the Fraud Section from 2013-2017, he oversaw more than 125 white-collar prosecutors in three units: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Securities and Financial Fraud, and Health Care Fraud.