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Eric H. Sussman

Eric H. Sussman

Kaye Scholer LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Eric Sussman is Kaye Scholer's Chicago Co-Chair of the White Collar Litigation and Internal Investigations Practice. Mr. Sussman concentrates his practice in complex civil and white collar criminal litigation, representing individuals and corporations in proceedings involving the SEC, DOJ and other governmental agencies. He regularly counsels healthcare companies and private equity funds on compliance and regulatory matters, including Foreign Corrupt Practices issues.

Prior to joining Kaye Scholer, Mr. Sussman was Deputy Chief of the Financial Crimes and Special Prosecutions Section for U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois, where he supervised the successful prosecution of a wide array of cases, including complex securities fraud, tax offenses, regulatory violations, money laundering, racketeering, and computer-related investigations.

Mr. Sussman was also the Food & Drug Administration Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney's Office, where he worked with officials at the FDA and USDA to investigate and prosecute numerous criminal enforcement actions. He served as the lead prosecutor for a broad range of complex corporate fraud and regulatory investigations involving securities violations, corporate tax offenses, bank fraud, violations of food safety laws and workplace safety laws. Mr. Sussman has tried 29 federal cases, serving as first chair in 23 of them, and has briefed and argued multiple appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Among the cases that Mr. Sussman handled personally were the successful corporate securities and tax fraud prosecution of Conrad Black and other top executives of Hollinger International, relating to the embezzlement of millions of dollars from the corporation; the successful prosecution of one of the largest electrical contracting companies in the country for willfully violating OSHA regulations; the successful prosecution of the largest food-storage warehouse company in the Midwest and its president for fraud and food safety violations for their storing of tons of adulterated food products; and the successful prosecution of the former Chicago Police Department's chief of detectives and other organized crime associates who were convicted of operating a multi-million dollar jewelry theft ring.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Mr. Sussman served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable George M. Marovich, N.D. of Illinois.

Mr. Sussman began his legal career at Sidley & Austin in the Product Liability Litigation Group, where he coordinated the defense of multi-district state and federal AIDS/Hemophilia litigation.
Eric H. Sussman is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Illinois MCLE Marathon 2013
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Business Cases in the Supreme Court - Illinois MCLE Marathon 2013 , Monday, May 13, 2013
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois—LR16.1 Standing Order Establishing Pretrial Procedure - Illinois MCLE Marathon 2013 , Monday, May 13, 2013
Settling the Confusion: Applying Federal Common Law in Settlement Enforcement Proceedings Arising from Federal Claims - Illinois MCLE Marathon 2013 , Monday, May 13, 2013
Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General Work Plan FY 2013, Part IV—Legal and Investigative Activities Related to Medicare and Medicaid - Illinois MCLE Marathon 2013 , Monday, May 13, 2013
The Prosecution of Gary D. Osborn—an Old School “Park” Prosecution? - Illinois MCLE Marathon 2013 , Monday, May 13, 2013
Department of Justice Press Releases - Illinois MCLE Marathon 2013 , Monday, May 13, 2013
Waiver Of Attorney-Client Privilege To Protect The Company - Illinois MCLE Marathon 2013 , Monday, May 13, 2013
A Practical Guide to Advice of Counsel and Other Trends in the Prosecution of Officers and Employees (PowerPoint Slides) - Illinois MCLE Marathon 2013 , Monday, May 13, 2013
The Attorney-Client Privilege, Work-Product Protection, and Self-Critical Privilege in Internal Investigations - Illinois MCLE Marathon 2013 , Monday, May 13, 2013
Breaking Impasses in Judicial Settlement Conferences: Seven (More) Techniques for Resolution - Illinois MCLE Marathon 2013 , Monday, May 13, 2013
Department of Justice’s FY 2012–2016 Strategic Plan: Strategic Goal 2 - Illinois MCLE Marathon 2013 , Monday, May 13, 2013
U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Regulatory Procedures Manual Section 6-5 Prosecution - Illinois MCLE Marathon 2013 , Monday, May 13, 2013
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Illinois MCLE Marathon 2014 , Monday, May 12, 2014 , Chicago, IL
Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2014: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know , Thursday, July 24, 2014 , Chicago, IL
Illinois MCLE Marathon 2013 , Monday, May 13, 2013 , Chicago, IL
Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2013: What Every Practicing Lawyer Needs to Know , Monday, July 22, 2013 , Chicago, IL
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