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Mark P. Schnapp Joins Baker Donelson's Government Enforcement and Investigations Group


Mark P. Schnapp, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida with more than 40 years of governmental and private practice litigation experience, has joined Baker Donelson's Government Enforcement and Investigations Group.

Joining as special counsel in the Firm's Fort Lauderdale office, Mr. Schnapp concentrates his practice on white collar criminal matters and complex civil litigation. He advises boards, audit committees and special committees on fraud and abuse and compliance issues. His experience includes seven years at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, where he was chief of the Criminal Division and the Public Corruption Section. He later joined the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig, where he served as co-chair of the firm's white collar practice.

Mr. Schnapp is the second former Assistant U.S. Attorney with significant private practice experience to join the Firm's Government Enforcement and Investigations Group this month. These are the latest in a number of recent additions to the Firm's growing Government Enforcement and Investigations Group. In the last two years the group has expanded with attorneys joining across Baker Donelson's footprint, including Tallahassee, Florida; Baltimore, Maryland; Knoxville and Memphis, Tennessee; and Washington, D.C. With the addition of Mr. Schnapp, the practice group now includes 14 former U.S. Attorneys and Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

Joe D. Whitley, chair of Baker Donelson's Government Enforcement and Investigations Group, said "Baker Donelson is committed to providing our clients access to a deep bench of skilled government enforcement and investigations attorneys across our markets. Mark is a recognized and highly regarded white collar criminal defense professional who brings more than 40 years of experience. We're proud to welcome him as the newest member of our expanding team."

Mr. Schnapp has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Criminal Defense: White Collar since 2006, and in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers for Florida Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations since 2004. He has been recognized in Florida Super Lawyers, has earned multiple listings as a "Top Lawyer" in South Florida Legal Guide, and in 2016 was recognized as a "Legal Luminary – White Collar Crime" by the Dade County Bar Association. In 2015, he was a recipient of the National Law Journal's "Trailblazer – White Collar Crime" award. He is former president of the Assistant United States Attorneys Association and former chairman of the Security and Fraud Prevention Committee of the Florida International Bankers Association.

Baker Donelson's Government Enforcement and Investigations Group defends businesses and executives in a wide range of domestic and international investigations and prosecutions. Led by Joe Whitley, former U.S. Attorney in the Middle and Northern Federal Districts of Georgia and former General Counsel of the United States Department of Homeland Security, the group includes more than 30 lawyers, including a former acting associate attorney general, former U.S. Attorneys and Assistant U.S. Attorneys in multiple districts, a former FBI agent, appointed special attorneys general for several states and many former state and federal prosecutors.

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