Mark P. Schnapp: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Mark P. Schnapp

Shareholder; Co-Chair, White Collar Criminal Defense Practice
Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Global
  • Government Litigation
  • Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) & Global Anti-Corruption
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0541
Fax: 305.579.0717
University New York University, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1972
Law SchoolHofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1976
AdmittedDistrict of Columbia (inactive); New York; Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•Former President, Assistant United States Attorneys Association
•Former Chairman, Security and Fraud Prevention Committee, Florida International Bankers Association
•Member, Eugene Spellman Inn of Court
•Appointed by Chief Judge Zloch to Ad Hoc Committee on Attorney Admissions, Peer Review and Attorney Grievance, S.D. Fla
•Member, Judicial Nominating Commission, Southern District of Florida, 2006-2008
•Member, American Bar Association

BornNew York, N.Y., September 29, 1951

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.

Areas of Concentration

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

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2006-2016
•Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, 2004-2005, 2010-2015
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Band 1 for Florida Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, 2004-2015
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2015
•Listed, Florida Trend magazine, Legal Elite, Litigation, 2006-2008, 2010
•Recommended, PLC Which Lawyer?, 2009
•Listed, Practical Law Company, PLC Dispute Resolution Handbook, 2008
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Associated News & Events

Press Releases

12.16.15 3 Additional Greenberg Traurig Shareholders Recognized in the National Law Journal's Trailblazer Series
08.25.15 58 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.19.15 135 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
06.11.15 95 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
06.11.15 48 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
05.27.15 33 Greenberg Traurig Miami Shareholders Recognized in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide
05.22.15 55 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
01.21.15 51 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized by South Florida Legal Guide
11.19.14 Greenberg Traurig Adds Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared E. Dwyer to its Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Groups


01.15.16 U.S. Treasury Department Will Require Certain Title Insurance Companies and Their Agents To Report the Identities of the Ultimate Beneficial Owners of Entities Used To Buy Manhattan or Miami Residential Real Estate in All-Cash Purchases
11.16.12 DOJ and SEC Release New Guidance on FCPA: More Clarity but Few Bright Lines

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


•Quoted, SEC Delivers Light Settlements as DOJ Declines to Prosecute FCPA Remediators, Just Anti-Corruption, Main Justice, April 27, 2015
•Featured, Criminal Defense Attorneys, South Florida Legal Guide, Midyear Edition, 2013


•Member of Defense Team, A View From the Bench: Super Stars Mock Trial, presented by Daily Business Review and Easter Seals South Florida, Coral Gables, FL, October 2, 2015
•Lecturer, money laundering, criminal tax investigations, corporate investigations, and the sentencing guidelines
•Instructor, several law enforcement agencies on money laundering and fraud investigations

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Representing major engineering firm in an investigation into alleged illegal campaign contributions and government contracts issues. Representing Atlanta Public Schools in an investigation involving E-Rate funds. Representing investment banking firm in an attorney general investigation into securitization of sub-prime loans. Represented national engineering firm in criminal environmental investigation, involving alleged Clean Water Act violations. Defended national distributor of diabetes supplies in a Medicare investigation. Represented investment bank in securities class action involving allegations of yield burning. Represented 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. Represented international bank in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation. Represented 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. Represented 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. Represented several health care clients in investigations by the federal government and local agencies. Defended large Miami Hospital in seven-week civil jury trial involving defamation and breach of contract claims. While at the U.S. Attorney's office, prosecuted Operation Swordfish, in which more than 70 individuals were either convicted or pled guilty for money-laundering. One of the two Assistant U.S. Attorneys who conducted the investigation of General Manuel Noriega of Panama. Co-counsel in defense of William Kennedy Smith in a highly publicized sexual battery trial that resulted in an acquittal.

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Mark P. Schnapp

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131


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