Scott Lassar is senior counsel in the Chicago office and a global co-leader of the firm’s White Collar practice group. Prior to joining the firm, Scott was the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago.
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, healthcare fraud, securities fraud, securities and commodity trading, accountant’s liability, trade secrets, and federal criminal violations.
Scott also represents parties in intellectual property litigation.
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 in the 2016 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence. Scott is also named as a leading lawyer in Chicago for litigation in white-collar & government investigations by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2012–2017). 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, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of Benchmark Litigation.Scott is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.