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FBI General Counsel to Address Legal Issues Surrounding New Technologies

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 11, 2013 — Andrew Weissmann, general counsel for the FBI, will speak on “Legal Challenges Posed by New Technologies” at an _ Standing Committee on Law & National Security luncheon program from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Weissmann was appointed general counsel of the FBI in 2011, after serving in the private sector and as special counsel to FBI Director Robert Mueller in 2005. As federal prosecutor and chief of the Criminal Division in the Eastern District of New York, Weissmann prosecuted and oversaw numerous white-collar crime and terrorism cases. Weissmann also served as the director of the Enron Task Force, where he supervised the prosecution of 30 individuals involved in the company’s collapse.

What:
“Legal Challenges Posed by New Technologies”

When:
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Where:
The National Press Club
529 14th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20045

There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Maria Gutierrez at -1091 or .

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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