Andrea Likwornik Weiss
- J.D., University of Chicago, 1981
- B.A., Hunter College of the City University of New York, 1978, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
- New York, 1982
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1982
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1983
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1989
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ANDREA LIKWORNIK WEISS
Andrea Likwornik Weiss is a litigator who has tried numerous cases and argued numerous appeals in federal and state courts. Her practice focuses on white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation. Drawing on her extensive trial experience, she has represented clients in connection with federal and state 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.
Some of her notable results include:
- Obtaining a prosecutor's dismissal of charges against a client who had given authorities a written confession, based on her investigation that developed compelling exculpatory evidence.
- Negotiating a non-custodial disposition for a client prosecuted in a six-figure embezzlement scheme, based on presentation of significant mitigating circumstances.
- Winning summary judgment for a major financial institution accused in a civil lawsuit of participating in a multi-million dollar fraud scheme.
- Winning summary judgment for a business owner sued for payment on a multi-million dollar guaranty.
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 at a major New York law firm, where she was a litigation associate.
In addition to her law practice, Ms. Weiss has been involved in many professional and educational activities. She has taught classes on trial practice and complex grand jury investigations to practicing lawyers, and she is currently an adjunct associate professor at Hunter College of the City University of New York, where she teaches a moot court class to undergraduates. Ms. Weiss 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.
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