David P. Weber is the Academic Director of Smith’s graduate certificate programs in Fraud Management and Anti-Money Laundering Management, an executive education partnership with the American Bankers Association. Recently, Weber served as the U.S. banking expert who assisted journalists in reviewing information now known as the Panama Papers, pertaining to hundreds of current and former world leaders.
Weber developed and teaches the fraud and forensic investigation electives in Smith's Executive and Online MBA programs, as well as Maryland's new Graduate Certificate Program in Risk, Compliance and the Law. He also teaches in Smith’s Master of Science in Accounting, and undergraduate accounting programs. A Certified Fraud Examiner, attorney in private practice, and registered private investigator, he previously served as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, the SEC’s Chief Investigator.
Prior to that, Weber was the Chief of Enforcement Unit I for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, overseeing all banking enforcement activities and investigations involving state chartered banks and bank failures for the western half of the United States. Before joining the FDIC, Weber served in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Treasury Department bureau responsible for supervision of the national banking system, and foreign branches and agencies licensed by the federal government to do business in the United States. In his regulatory assignments, Weber provided foreign technical assistance to numerous governments, including within the European Union, Russia, the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.
In addition to teaching at Maryland, Weber is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow of the Council of Independent Colleges. This program, first established by Princeton University, has brought prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders, and other professionals to campuses across the United States for substantive dialogue with students and faculty members. Through a week-long residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures, and informal discussions, the Fellows create better understanding and new connections between the academic and nonacademic worlds.
Weber earned a law degree from Syracuse University College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice, also from Syracuse University. He is admitted to practice law in Maryland, the District of Columbia and New York, before several U.S. District Courts and the Supreme Court of the United States. He holds a Certificate from the Association for Certified Fraud Examiners, and is a registered private investigator in the Commonwealth of Virginia.