Mark P. Schnapp

About the Speaker

Mark P. Schnapp has 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. Mark, who concentrates on white collar criminal matters, represents major companies in complex investigations, and has handled numerous jury and non-jury trials. He began his career at a major New York corporate law firm, and then joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami. Mark joined Greenberg Traurig in September 1989.

Concentrations

  • White collar criminal defense
  • Defense of complex financial crimes
  • Complex civil litigation
  • SEC investigations
  • Health care fraud and abuse issues
  • Securities litigation
  • Class action defense
  • International business litigation
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations
  • Asset forfeiture
  • Attorney General investigations
  • Internal investigations

Capabilities

Experience

  • Representation of a major insurance company in class action and Florida Attorney General Investigation.
  • Representation of a major securities firm in a class action alleging yield burning.
  • Representation of financial institutions and corporations in sensitive federal and state investigations, including investigations by the Department of Justice, the SEC, the Florida Attorney General’s Office and the Florida Department of Banking and Finance.

  • Representation of a national engineering firm in criminal environmental investigation, involving alleged Clean Water Act violations.
  • Representation of a national home builder in investigations conducted by the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office into building practices in South Florida and by the Florida Attorney General into waste disposal practices.
  • Defended manufacturer of military aircraft engines in a criminal environmental investigation.
  • Representation of an international engineering firm in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation by SEC and DOJ. The investigation focused on the company’s securing and bidding on engineering contracts in Qatar and Morocco. Obtained a declination from DOJ and the second ever FCPA Deferred Prosecution Agreement from the SEC.
  • Representation of an international bank in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation.
  • Representation of a manufacturer of artificial hips and knees in a healthcare fraud investigation.
  • Representation of a CEO of a major hospital in healthcare investigation.
  • Representation of several health care clients in investigations by the federal government and local agencies.
  • Defended national distributor of diabetes supplies in a Medicare investigation.
  • Representation of a securities firm in an internal investigation into misuse of information from overseas competitor’s computer systems to price derivatives.
  • Representation of a publicly traded restaurant franchisor into potential accounting issues.
  • Representation of directors of a major international bank in investigation by foreign government into alleged misuse of government funds.
  • Co-counsel in defense of William Kennedy Smith in a highly publicized sexual battery trial that resulted in an acquittal.
  • Representation of a national securities firm in a criminal investigation jointly conducted by the United States Attorney’s Office and the SEC into the sale of public limited partnerships.
  • Representation of a major engineering firm in an investigation into alleged illegal campaign contributions and government contracts issues.
  • Representation of a cell phone tower builder in an FBI investigation into misappropriation of competitor’s information.
  • Representation of a major engineering firm in investigation concerning potential lobbying violations.
  • Representation of Atlanta public schools in an investigation involving E-Rate funds.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2006-2019
  • Listed, Benchmark Litigation, “National Litigation Star” 2019
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Band 1 for Florida Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, 2004-2018
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyer,” 2004-2005, 2010-2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2018
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense, 2017
  • Recognized, Dade County Bar Association, “Legal Luminary – White Collar Crime,” 2016
  • Listed, Euromoney’s Guide to World’s Leading White-Collar Crime Lawyers, 2016
  • Awarded, The National Law Journal, “Trailblazer – White Collar Crime,” 2015
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Board Member, Women of Tomorrow, a charitable organization that provides mentors and scholarships for at risk young women
  • Mentor, Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation
  • Member, Planning Committee for ABA White Collar Crime Institute
  • Former President, Assistant United States Attorneys Association
  • Former Chairman, Security and Fraud Prevention Committee, Florida International Bankers Association
  • Member, Judicial Nominating Commission, Southern District of Florida, 2006-2008
  • Member, American Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 1976
  • B.E., Electrical Engineering, New York University, 1972
Admissions
  • Florida
  • New York
  • District of Columbia