Baruch Weiss is a trial attorney focusing on white collar and complex civil litigation. His practice includes securities fraud cases (both criminal and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations), off-label investigations of the pharmaceutical industry, homeland and national security investigations including Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) enforcement, public corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, administrative and criminal immigration enforcement actions against employers, and tax evasion. He has also handled complex civil antitrust litigation on behalf of a major pharmaceutical client. In addition, Mr. Weiss has extensive experience handling criminal appeals.
From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Weiss worked at the Department of Homeland Security serving as Acting Deputy General Counsel overseeing all the department's 1400 attorneys, and as Associate General Counsel. He supervised the chief counsels of Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Customs and Border Protection; Transportation Security Administration; and Citizenship and Immigration Services. His areas of responsibility included criminal law, immigration enforcement, immigration services, customs enforcement, customs trade, aviation security, transportation security, and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Weiss served as Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement at the Department of the Treasury. There, he managed the legal work of more than 250 attorneys, including the chief counsels of Customs; Secret Service; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. He oversaw legal matters relating to customs enforcement, customs trade, criminal law, and national security; supervised the drafting of USA PATRIOT Act regulations governing financial institutions; and worked extensively on issues of money laundering and terrorist financing. He also worked closely with OFAC.
Mr. Weiss spent 18 years with the United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York as Senior Trial Counsel, Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney, Acting Chief of Major Crimes, and Chief of General Crimes. As Senior Trial Counsel, he had extensive experience in a wide range of cases (securities fraud, bank fraud, wire and mail fraud, government contract and healthcare fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, and public corruption), as well as terrorism and international criminal matters.
At the US Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York prosecuted:
Mr. Weiss has received awards and letters from the US Customs Service, FBI, Department of Health and Human Services, and an Exceptional Achievement Award from the US Attorney's Office.
LMG Guide, Life Science Star 2012-2013
Washingtonian's "Best Lawyers" 2011 for White Collar
Former Adjunct Professor of Law, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law
Former Adjunct Professor of Law, Yeshiva University
Former Lecturer in Law, Columbia University School of Law