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Scott R. Lassar

Scott R. Lassar

Sidley Austin LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Scott R. Lassar is a partner in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP.  Prior to joining Sidley, Scott was the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago.  As the district’s top federal law enforcement official, Scott 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, Scott personally tried several cases, including the ADM price fixing case, for which Scott received the Department of Justice’s Distinguished Service award. 

Scott's practice involves all aspects of white collar criminal defense, including price fixing, anti-bribery, securities fraud, insider trading, environmental crimes, tax fraud, and healthcare fraud.  Scott also has conducted over 40 investigations for public and private companies.

Scott 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.

Scott serves on the American Bar Association/Department of Justice Dialogue Group, which meets regularly with the Attorney General on white collar crime issues.

Scott also serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.

Scott is recognized as a leading lawyer in Chicago for litigation in white-collar & government investigations by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2012–2015).  Additionally, Scott is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2013–2016 in Bet the Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense and Securities Litigation. Scott is also recognized as a Litigation Star in the United States in the 2014 and 2015 editions of Benchmark Litigation.

Scott R. Lassar is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Internal Investigations - Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute 2017, Monday, June 05, 2017
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