Mark P. Schnapp to Moderate Plenary Panel at ABA WCCI

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Mark P. Schnapp White Collar Criminal Defense shareholder at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will participate in this year’s American Bar Association (ABA) National Institute on White Collar Crime held Wednesday, March 2, to Friday, March 4, 2016, in San Diego, California.

Mark P. Schnapp White Collar Criminal Defense shareholder at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will participate in this year’s American Bar Association (ABA) National Institute on White Collar Crime held Wednesday, March 2, to Friday, March 4, 2016, in San Diego, California. The 2016 Institute will provide a special program to celebrate its 30th anniversary, including an in-depth analysis of the evolution of the white collar crime practice over the past three decades and consideration of the changes expected in the years to come. Further discussions will also explore the impact of implicit bias in the courtroom and the makings of a post racial society.

Specifically, Schnapp will moderate the plenary panel: Ethical Pitfalls in Conducting Internal Investigations and Prosecuting and Defending White Collar Cases Friday, March 4, at 9:45 a.m. PT. The panel will discuss ethical concerns in conducting and defending investigations and prosecutions of white collar cases, including whom firms should represent and report to; how to interview employees; concerns about multiple representations; emerging issues in whistleblower case law regarding “no contact” provisions in employment agreements; and ethical quandaries in international investigations.

With more than 40 years of litigation experience, including seven years at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, where he was Chief of the Criminal Division, Schnapp concentrates on white collar criminal matters, represents major companies in complex investigations, and has handled numerous jury and non-jury trials. Named a 2015 National Law Journal “Trailblazer” in White Collar, he has become known for his ability to craft unique strategic approaches in working with the U.S. Department of Justice and other agencies as an advocate for his roster of major multinational clients often involved in inter-agency ethics and corruption investigations.

Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Criminal Defense Practice has wide-ranging experience protecting companies and individuals through coordinated planning and defense. Greenberg Traurig is on the forefront of client service in this area, and is one of few firms with more than 90 former federal and state prosecutors in its litigation group, and where the majority of litigation shareholders and counsel have first-chair trial experience. The team's defense capabilities includes vast experience in structuring internal investigations, developing guidelines and implementing compliance programs and addressing issues of voluntary disclosure, as well as extensive representations involving alleged securities fraud, FCPA violations, health care/pharmaceutical fraud, environmental crimes, money laundering, financial services fraud, public corruption/campaign finance, tax corruption, defense contracting, and bankruptcy fraud.

Greenberg Traurig is also a sponsor of the conference.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.

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