Mark E Schneider

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Mark Schneider is a litigation partner in the firm’s government, regulatory and investigations practice group.An accomplished trial lawyer, appellate advocate and investigator, Mr Schneider represents international clients in complex criminal, civil and administrative investigations and enforcement proceedings, including in matters relating to corruption, export control, securities and commodities law, environmental protection, food and drug law, antitrust, and other complex regulatory issues. His clients frequently compete in highly regulated industries, including life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, and industrial services. His matters often present complex issues arising from foreign data privacy law, inquiries from multiple regulatory authorities, and parallel civil litigation. Mr Schneider also advises private equity clients on assessing and mitigating compliance risks. Prior to joining Kirkland, Mr Schneider served for more than a decade as a federal prosecutor with the US Department of Justice, where he served in multiple leadership roles, both in Chicago and in Baghdad, Iraq. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and Oxford University, as a British Marshall Scholar. He has taught at the University of Chicago and is an elected member of the American Law Institute.For more information, please visit

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