Each month, Touro Law Center’s Alumni and Development Office recognizes one outstanding
alum for his or her contribution to the legal field, service to the law school,
or other outstanding achievement. If you would like to nominate a fellow alum, please
contact Kristin Matthews, Director of Development and Alumni Relations at 631.761.7063
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New York County District Attorney's Office
Touro Law Center's Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications is proud to announce that Richard Weber ’90 has been selected as the alum of the month for April 2011. Mr. Weber is a leader in his profession, was an active member of the Touro Law community while attending law school, and speaks to a number of current Touro Law students. His accomplished career is highlighted in the profile below. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Richard Weber.
Richard Weber ’90
Deputy Chief, Investigation Division; Chief, Major Economic Crimes Bureau
New York County District Attorney’s Office
Richard Weber was appointed as Deputy Chief of the Investigation Division and Chief of the Major Economic Crimes Bureau on April 5, 2010. From March 2005 through March 2010, Mr. Weber served as Chief, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice. Mr. Weber is a veteran white collar-crime prosecutor with national and international involvement in some of the nation's most complex financial crime prosecutions. At the Justice Department, Mr. Weber oversaw prosecutions against major domestic and international financial institutions and corporations, including the federal portion of the Credit Suisse and Lloyds investigations, Union Bank of California, American Express Bank International, BankAtlantic, E Gold Ltd. (an internet-based digital currency business), and Sigue Corporation (a global money service business). Under Mr. Weber’s leadership, AFMLS was responsible for more than $2 billion in asset forfeiture.
Before joining AFMLS as Chief in 2005, Mr. Weber was an Assistant United States Attorney and Chief of Asset Forfeiture in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he served for ten years and prosecuted and coordinated complex multi-agency domestic and international money laundering, financial, tax, and forfeiture cases. He is a two-time recipient of the Justice Department’s Attorney General's John Marshall Award, the highest honor for Justice Department lawyers, and has received the Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and the Henry L. Stimson Medal, given annually by the New York City Bar Association to outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorneys.
While attending Touro Law, Mr. Weber was on the Moot Court Board and received the Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association Trial Advocacy Award at graduation.