Scott Lassar is a partner in Sidley's Chicago office. Prior to joining the firm, Mr Lassar was the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago. As the district's top federal law enforcement official, Mr Lassar managed 130 assistant US attorneys, who handled civil litigation and criminal investigations and prosecutions involving white collar fraud, public corruption, narcotics trafficking and violent crime. While serving as United States Attorney, Mr Lassar personally tried several cases, including the ADM price fixing case, for which Mr Lassar received the Department of Justice's Distinguished Service Award.
Mr Lassar's practice involves all aspects of white collar criminal defense, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, securities fraud, insider trading, price fixing, environmental crimes, tax fraud, and healthcare fraud. Mr Lassar also has conducted over 30 investigations for public and private companies.
Mr Lassar has tried over 35 cases in federal court as a prosecutor and in private practice, including trials involving securities fraud, securities and commodity trading, accountant's liability, trade secrets, and federal criminal violations.
Mr Lassar serves on the American Bar Association/Department of Justice dialogue group, which meets regularly with the Attorney General on white collar crime issues. He also serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. He received his JD from Northwestern University School of Law in 1975 and his BA from Oberlin College in 1972. He is admitted in Illinois.
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