Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he will be appointing Bradley Weinsheimer as acting associate deputy attorney general for the Department of Justice. Weinsheimer will replace Scott Schools, who is leaving on Friday to take a position in the private sector after close to two decades of service in the Department of Justice.
Weinsheimer will began serving as acting associate deputy attorney general upon Schools’ departure. In this position, he will have no role overseeing the special counsel.
“Scott Schools has been a fabulous lawyer for the Department of Justice for close to twenty years, rising through the ranks at the Department to become our most senior career attorney,” said Sessions. “He has served with distinction in several positions in the Department, including as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, the U.S. Attorney for South Carolina and the Northern District of California, and as an Associate Deputy Attorney General. Scott has provided invaluable leadership and counsel in his years at the Department, and his service is an example to all. He will be greatly missed, and I wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Weinsheimer has been at the Department of Justice for 27 years, having been appointed as an assistant U.S. Attorney in DC in 1991, where he held that position for 20 years. At the United States Attorney’s Office, he tried dozens of cases, including homicides, drug and violent crime conspiracies, and public corruption and bank fraud cases. He held numerous supervisory positions, including twice serving as the chief of the Superior Court Division.
From June 2011 until March 2016, he served as the Deputy Counsel in Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), and since March 2016 have worked in the National Security Division, where he has served as the chief of staff and director of risk management and senior counsel, his current position.
Weinsheimer has received numerous awards, including two Executive Office for United States Attorneys’ Director’s awards for superior management and administration, as well as the Attorney General’s Claudia Flynn Award for Professional Responsibility.
Since 2006, he has been on the adjunct faculty of George Washington University Law School, where he teaches trial advocacy and criminal practice.
He is a 1985 graduate of Marquette University and a 1989 graduate of the University of Virginia law school.