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Scott R Lassar

Scott R Lassar
Sidley Austin LLP
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Biography • Business Crime Defence

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 defence, including price fixing, anti-bribery, securities fraud, insider trading, environmental crimes, tax fraud and health-care fraud. Scott also has conducted over 40 investigations for public and private companies.

Mr Lassar has tried over 45 cases in federal court as a prosecutor and in private practice, including trials involving price fixing, health-care fraud, 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.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence which can be purchased from our Shop.

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