Mark P. Schnapp

Mark P. Schnapp: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Shareholder; Co-Chair, White Collar Criminal Defense Practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2131 Attorneys)
  • 333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400, Miami, FL 33131
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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.


•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

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

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

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Areas of Practice (4)

  • Litigation
  • White Collar Defense & Special Investigations
  • Financial Regulatory & Compliance
  • Trial Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305.579.0541  Phone
305.579.0717  Fax
University Attended:
New York University, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1972
Law School Attended:
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1976
Year of First admission:
District of Columbia (inactive); New York; Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•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

Birth Information:
New York, N.Y., September 29, 1951
Reported Cases:
Experience: Complex civil defense: 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.; Defense and investigation of complex financial crimes: 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.; Environmental investigations: 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.; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations: 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.; Health care fraud and abuse issues: 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.; Internal investigations: 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.; International business litigation: Representation of directors of a major international bank in investigation by foreign government into alleged misuse of government funds.; Other Criminal defense: Co-counsel in defense of William Kennedy Smith in a highly publicized sexual battery trial that resulted in an acquittal.; Securities litigation: 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.; White collar crime defense: 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.
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