Prior to joining the Smith School, Weber was the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the SEC's chief investigator.  Prior to the SEC, Weber was 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 as the Special Counsel for Enforcement at 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.