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Andrea Likwornik Weiss
Ms. Weiss is a litigator who has tried more than 45 cases and argued numerous appeals in federal and state courts. She practices primarily in the areas of white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation. Drawing on her extensive trial experience, she has represented clients in connection with regulatory and criminal proceedings, provided counsel on navigating complex government investigations, and successfully resolved matters for clients at the pre-indictment stage. Ms. Weiss also handles a variety of commercial matters with a particular focus on cases involving allegations of financial fraud.
Prior to joining LLF in 2001, Ms. Weiss was a prosecutor in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where she also served as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. As an Assistant United States Attorney, she handled a wide variety of white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions, including matters involving securities fraud, bank fraud, public corruption, and environmental crimes. For her work in the Southern District, she received both the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service, and the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys Director's Award for Superior Performance. Prior to joining the Southern District, Ms. Weiss was an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, where she prosecuted homicides and other major offenses. She began her career as a litigation associate at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.
Ms. Weiss has taught classes on trial practice and complex grand jury investigations to practicing lawyers. She is a member of the Federal Bar Council and the New York City Bar Association, where she served on the government counsel, criminal law and criminal advocacy committees, and co-chaired a continuing legal education program on federal criminal practice.
Ms. Weiss received her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, and is a Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of Hunter College.