David P. Weber
David P. Weber is a Certified Fraud Examiner, attorney, and private investigator.
Before joining UMD's faculty, Weber concluded his federal career as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Assistant Inspector General, the SEC's Chief Investigator. He has been involved in some of the nation's most significant accounting investigations, including those of Bernard Madoff, R. Allen Stanford, and Paul Manafort.
In 2015-2016, Weber served as the banking expert who assisted journalists in reviewing information now known as the Panama Papers, pertaining to hundreds of current and former world leaders. In 2017-2018, Weber presented findings from the Paradise Papers, which has now implicated some of the largest accounting firms in the world.
Weber teaches the forensic accounting courses in Smith's MBA programs, and the required ethics course. He also teaches in Smith's MS in Accounting, and undergraduate accounting programs.
In Spring 2017, Weber was nominated for the American Accounting Association, Forensic Accounting Section, Best Teaching Innovation Award, for training students how to prepare Reports of Investigation into subjects identified in the Panama Papers.
In January 2018, Weber was featured as one of Poets & Quants' favorite MBA professors.
He is married to Julie Goodwin Weber, a tax, estates and trusts attorney, and has four children. He hopes they attend UMD.