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|Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice|
August 11, 2023
|Appointed by||Merrick Garland|
|United States Attorney for the District of Delaware|
February 22, 2019
|Preceded by||Charles Oberly|
January 20, 2009 – January 24, 2011
|Preceded by||Colm Connolly|
|Succeeded by||Charles Oberly|
David Charles Weiss
|Education||Washington University (BA)
Widener University (JD)
David Charles Weiss (born 1956) is an American attorney. He was nominated by Donald Trump to be the United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, and has served in that office since February 22, 2018.
Weiss received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and his Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law. He clerked for Justice Andrew D. Christie of the Delaware Supreme Court. He then served as an assistant United States Attorney in Delaware from 1986 to 1989, prosecuting violent crimes and white-collar criminaloffenses. Leaving the U.S. Attorney’s office, he worked as a commercial litigation associate and partner at the Duane Morris firm and as an executive at a financial services firm. He returned to the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s office as First Assistant U.S. Attorney in 2007.
Weiss was serving as acting U.S. Attorney for Delaware when he was nominated to the permanent position by then-president Donald Trump. On February 15, 2018, his nomination to be the United States Attorney was confirmed by the Senate by voice vote. He was sworn in on February 22, 2018.
Hunter Biden investigation
Weiss has been in charge of the investigations into the financial dealings of Hunter Biden and was asked to stay on during the Biden administration. On August 11, 2023, Weiss was named special counsel in the Hunter Biden probe by Attorney General Merrick Garland.