Some Lesser Known Facts About Andrew Weissmann
In 1991, he started working at the US attorney’s office in New York, after which he became the chief of the criminal division, where he steered around 25 cases, till 2006.
In 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2000, he received the Director’s Awards for Superior Performance.
In 2003 and 2004, he received the Special Achievement Awards in 2003 and 2004.
From 2002 to 2005, he headed the ‘Enron task force’ that many white-collar crime cases of individuals and corporations, for which he received many accolades like the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service in 2006.
He is the co-owner of ‘Jenner & Block’, a law firm with an international reach with more than 500 lawyers in Greater New York City.
In 2015, he became the chief of the criminal fraud section of the U.S. Department of Justice.
He has been a Barack Obama supporter and is a heavy donor to Democratic Party in the 2008 presidential campaign.
In October 2017, he was one of the first appointments of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of prosecutors to investigate potential ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. is another heavy hitter.
He has taken a furlough as the head of the Justice Department’s criminal fraud unit to be part of Robert Mueller’s team.