David P. Weber is an attorney, registered private investigator and Certified Fraud Examiner
From disputes involving millions of dollars, murder and suicide, self-defense shootings, whistleblowers alleging national security violations, and the investigation of foreign leaders implicated in the Panama Papers, David has a unique practice: extracting clients from tight spots. First and foremost, David is focused on getting clients back on their feet. Since entering private practice, he has handled matters as diverse as probate and fiduciary disputes involving millions in misappropriated monies, self-defense shootings, representing Boards of Directors of corporations, tracking stolen vehicles for a motor vehicle dealer, and representing large numbers of employees in offensive and defensive litigation against the United States government, frequently involving whistleblowing or reporting fraud against the government or contractors. If you have a problem, Mr. Weber can probably help.
Criminal and Regulatory Investigations
Until the conclusion of his federal career in May 2013, Mr. Weber was the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In this role, Mr. Weber served as the SEC’s Chief Investigator and directed all criminal, civil, and administrative investigations into fraud, waste, or abuse concerning SEC programs on a nationwide basis. Weber’s notable cases included reporting misconduct in the Bernard L. Madoff and R. Allen Stanford investigations. Mr. Weber now uses this skill set to assist and defend clients, and to investigate wrongdoing in private practice.
Federal Banking, BSA, Anti-Money Laundering, and Corporate Governance
Prior to his employment at the SEC OIG, Mr. Weber served as Supervisory Counsel and Chief of Enforcement Unit I for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and was responsible for overseeing all banking enforcement activities and investigations involving state chartered banks and bank failures for the western half of the United States. Before joining the FDIC, Mr. Weber served for more than a decade as the Special Counsel for Enforcement at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury responsible for the supervision and regulation of the national banking system, including all federally licensed foreign banks operating in the United States.
Professor and Lecturer, Accounting, Ethics, Fraud and Criminal Justice
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Weber serves as the Academic Director of Fraud Management Programs at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, an executive education partnership with the American Bankers Association. At Smith, Weber teaches in Smith’s top-10 ranked Executive and Online MBA, Masters and undergraduate programs, teaching courses in Ethics & Professionalism, Fraud Detection & Deterrence; Forensic Accounting; and Regulatory Compliance. Starting in Fall 2017, he will also be teaching a course about the involvement of organized crime groups in white collar crime. He has vast experience regarding the intersection of fraud, professionalism, and the practices of law and accounting. You can read more about Mr. Weber’s University of Maryland teaching activities here.
Expert Witness Services
Mr. Weber accepts engagements as an expert witness in selected cases concerning standard of care or malpractice in fiduciary matters, self-defense, law practice, public accounting, investigations, fraud examinations, accounting fraud, and other criminal justice matters. Weber also has academic interest in failures of internal controls required under Section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act. Please contact Mr. Weber if you require an expert with an emphasis in internal controls, accounting, ethics, investigation, fraud examination or criminal justice.
Until March 2016, Weber was the appeals officer for the 70th Regiment of the Maryland Army National Guard, and a Lieutenant Colonel in the Judge Advocate Corps of the Maryland State Guard. During his military service, he was the recipient numerous awards for his service. He places a special emphasis of his private practice on assisting veterans and service members with difficult legal problems – including reporting misconduct of government and military contractors. Weber is a founding member of the Maryland State Bar Association Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Military Law.
JD, Magna Cum Laude, Syracuse University College of Law; BS, Criminal Justice, Cum Laude, Syracuse University;
Court Admissions and Professional Licenses
Maryland, District of Columbia, New York, Virginia (private investigations only)
United States Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
Certified Fraud Examiner
District of Columbia Bar; Maryland State Bar Association; Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland; Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; American Accounting Association; Association of National Park Rangers; Maryland State Guard Association; State Guard Association of the United States. Life Member, National Rifle Association.