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Stephanie A. Scharf

Stephanie A. Scharf

Scharf Banks Marmor LLC

Chicago, IL, USA

Stephanie A. Scharf is a partner in Scharf Banks Marmor LLC, a boutique Chicago firm that provides legal services to U.S. and global businesses. She concentrates in complex litigation, especially in life sciences, business disputes and trial work, and in techniques to help companies avoid litigation. A member of the Illinois and New York bars, she has represented clients in federal and state courts in many jurisdictions around the country. Stephanie is especially adept at presenting complex scientific and technical matters to lay audiences. She is a prolific writer, with such publications as the PLI treatise, Product Liability Litigation (Lead Editor and chapter author), and ABA monographs on Epidemiology and the Law and Toxicology and the Law (Editor and chapter author). Her recent CLE presentations have focused on jury selection and trial techniques. Before practicing law, Stephanie conducted national survey research in her role as Senior Study Director, NORC, where she helped design and manage large-scale public health surveys commissioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Stephanie received her J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1985 and a Ph.D. (Behavioral Sciences/Psychology) in 1978.

Long active in the legal community on issues concerning the advancement of women in the law, Stephanie is a former President of the National Association of Women Lawyers and is currently President of the NAWL Foundation, which conducts research on the advancement of women and special education projects.

Admission and Qualifications

New York
Supreme Court of the United States US District Courts for Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois, N.D. Indiana, W.D. Michigan

Prior Experience

Kirkland & Ellis, LLP –Associate, Partner (1985-1995)
Jenner & Block, LLP - Partner (1995-2007)
Schoeman, Updike, & Kaufman, LLP - Partner (2007-2012)
Stephanie A. Scharf is associated with the following items:
Treatise  Treatise Product Liability Litigation: Current Law, Strategies and Best Practices
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Expert Evidence—Law, Strategies and Best Practices; and Appendix 29A - Product Liability Litigation: Current Law, Strategies and Best Practices, Thursday, January 22, 2015
Product Liability Litigation Involving Children’s Products - Product Liability Litigation: Current Law, Strategies and Best Practices, Thursday, January 22, 2015

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