Stephen Weiss 

Associate – Washington
T.+1 202 862 2347
700 Sixth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001 V-CARD

Stephen Weiss is an associate in the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice 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.

  • Advised a multinational life sciences company on enforcement and corporate governance issues and a follow-on compliance review relating to DOJ and SEC investigations and final resolution
  • Represented a multinational private bank regarding its responses to OFAC and DOJ subpoenas and an internal investigation into the bank’s relationship with a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker
  • Defended a company executive of a global commodity trading company in connection with DOJ and SEC investigations into potential FCPA violations
  • Defended a public university in connection with a subpoena issued by the SDNY regarding the DOJ’s probe into alleged corruption in college basketball, and prepared witnesses for government interviews and trial testimony
  • Represented a major financial institution in parallel investigations by the DOJ, SEC, and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office into money laundering allegations
  • Served as SDNY-appointed Independent Monitor of a U.S.-based pharmaceutical company in connection with the company’s resolution of financial fraud and Controlled Substances Act violations
  • Defending an individual seeking asylum (Baltimore Immigration Court)



Stephen Weiss 


  • District of Columbia


  • Dickinson College
  • American University, Washington College of Law