In April 2020, Richard Weber was appointed as General Counsel of New York State Department of Financial Services.
Prior to joining DFS, Mr. Weber was head of Financial Crime Prevention for the Americas at UBS, leading all areas of AML, BSA and Sanctions compliance for the division. Before that role, he was head of Anti-Financial Crime for the Americas at Deutsche Bank.
For more than twenty years, Mr. Weber has served in various roles in Federal, State and City government. He was Chief of the Criminal Investigation Division at the Internal Revenue Service of the United States Department of the Treasury. At the IRS, Mr. Weber led a team of over 3500, managing complex investigations of financial crimes involving money laundering, tax, sanctions evasion, cyber, cryptocurrency, bribery/foreign corruption, fraud and terrorist financing. Mr. Weber supervised and conducted significant money laundering and sanction evasion investigations and prosecutions against financial institutions and spearheaded high profile investigations. He was responsible for the forfeiture of over $15 billion in criminal penalties.
Mr. Weber also has held senior roles at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, as Deputy Chief of the Investigation Division and Chief of Major Economic Crimes, Chief of Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering at the U.S. Department of Justice, and Deputy Chief of the Civil Division and Chief of Asset Forfeiture at U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York. Mr. Weber also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Cecelia H. Goetz, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York.
Mr. Weber is the recipient of a Presidential Rank Award, a two-time recipient of the Attorney General’s Award and the Henry L. Stimson Medal for outstanding public service.