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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

300 NORTH LASALLE, CHICAGO, IL 60654, USA
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Work +1 312 862 2000
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Fax +1 312 862 2200
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www.kirkland.com

Mark Schneider

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Work +1 312-862-2253
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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Position

Mark’s practice focuses on representing businesses, their boards and executives in complex criminal, civil, and administrative investigations, enforcement proceedings, and litigation, often in highly regulated industries. His clients include leading multinational companies in the financial services, life sciences, healthcare, and manufacturing industries, as well as private equity investors and a diverse array of portfolio companies. Mark has represented clients in matters related to environmental protection, securities and commodities regulation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), FDA cGMP regulations, the False Claims Act, sanctions and export controls, antitrust, and other complex regulatory issues. Mark also advises clients in evaluating and mitigating compliance risks, including in international and developing markets.


United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Kirkland & Ellis LLP's group is led by veteran Washington DC- and Chicago-based white-collar lawyer Mark Filip, who represents corporates, financial institutions and individuals in the gamut of sensitive investigations and criminal prosecutions. Filip and Chicago-based Mark Schneider are representing Allergan in various state and federal government investigations, congressional inquiries and civil suits related to its sale and marketing of opioid painkillers. The duo are also representing Teva Pharmaceuticals together with Houston's Brigham Cannon and New York's Henry DePippo in related DOJ and SEC investigations into alleged FCPA violations; they secured a civil settlement with the latter and a deferred prosecution agreement with the former. In terms of individuals, Mark Holscher, Jeff Sinek and Michael Shipley (all in Los Angeles) successfully defended, as co-counsel with a team from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Eric Pulier against criminal proceedings initiated by the DOJ arising from fraud allegations relating to the sale of his company, ServiceMesh, to Computer Science Corporation; all charges were dropped. Other key team members include Chicago's Asheesh Goel, Kim Nemirow and Elizabeth Hess and Washington DC's Erica Williams. In 2018-2019, the team lost a number of individuals to the administration, including Robert Khuzami, Brian Benczkowski, John Lausch, and also William Barr, who was confirmed as US Attorney General in February 2019.

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