SCOTT R. LASSAR is a partner in the 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 U.S. 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 has tried over 35 cases in federal court as a prosecutor and in private practice, including trials involving securities and commodity trading, accountant's liability, trade secrets, and federal criminal violations.
Mr. Lassar's practice includes white collar criminal defense, representation before the SEC, and class action securities litigation. Mr. Lassar regularly assists clients on Foreign Corrupt Practice Act issues. Mr. Lassar has conducted over 30 investigations for public and private companies.
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.
Mr. Lassar also serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
- Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers