Stephen Weiss is an associate in the White Collar Defense and Investigations Group in Cadwalader’s Washington, D.C., office. His practice concentrates on advising U.S. and international clients in connection with internal and government investigations and enforcement proceedings. He has experience representing clients at the federal and state levels, as well as in complex cross-border matters.
Stephen has represented corporations, their boards of directors/senior management and individuals in a variety of industries and business sectors, including financial and consulting services, gaming, sports and entertainment, health care, higher education, manufacturing and technology. He advises clients in regulatory and internal investigations, including enforcement matters before the United States Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and state attorneys general offices, as well as foreign regulators, such as the UK’s Serious Fraud Office. He has also assisted companies and corporate boards in conducting proactive internal investigations related to money laundering, accounting fraud, employment issues and other matters. He also has experience counseling company representatives and individual clients in various types of civil and criminal litigations in federal courts.
A graduate of Dickinson College, Stephen received his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law and served on The American University Business Law Review. While in law school, Stephen interned with the United States Department of Justice Office of International Affairs, where he worked closely with international regulatory and enforcement bodies to coordinate criminal investigations involving the U.S. and other countries. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.