Jenner Partner Is Named General Counsel of the FBI

A Jenner & Block partner is returning to the FBI after a stint as special counsel to the FBI director in 2005.

This time Andrew Weissmann will be general counsel of the agency, according to press releases by Jenner and the FBI, and stories by the American Lawyer and the Associated Press. He replaces Valerie Caproni, who left the agency to become deputy general counsel at the Northrop Grumman Corp.

Weissmann joined Jenner in 2006, where he served as co-chair of its white collar defense and investigations practice. Weissmann has considerable experience in federal prosecutions. As director of the Enron Task Force, he oversaw the prosecution of 30 individuals accused in the collapse of the company. As a federal prosecutor, he worked on Mafia prosecutions.

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