Weiss sworn as U.S. District Attorney


Both  U.S. Sens.  Tom Carper and Chris Coons (both D-Del.) praised the President’s appointment of David Weiss as the United States Attorney for Delaware. Senators Carper and Coons recommended  Weiss to the White House to serve as the United States Attorney for the District of Delaware. 

Weiss was sworn in during a private ceremony.

Weiss has served as the Acting United States Attorney for the District of Delaware since March 2017. He previously served as the Acting United States Attorney for the District of Delaware from 2009 to 2011, and, starting in 2007, served as the First Assistant United States Attorney. 

Weiss began his career as an Assistant United States Attorney from 1986 to 1989, prosecuting violent crimes and white-collar offenses. 

In between his stints at the United States Attorney’s Office,  Weiss was a commercial litigation associate and then partner, at Duane Morris LLP and was an executive at a financial services firm. 


Weiss clerked for the  Andrew D. Christie of the Delaware Supreme Court. He received his B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis and his J.D. from Widener University School of Law.

There had been concerns that Trump might balk at appointing Weiss, who is widely respected in legal and criminal justice circles. Both senators have been critical of Trump.

His predecessor Charles Oberly was abruptly dismissed along with many other U.S. District  Attorneys by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Weiss will not get time to celebrate his appointment. His office is headed to a high-profile  trial involving former executives of Wilmington Trust.