Mark P. Schnapp

Mark P. Schnapp: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP


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 and investigation 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

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2006-2017
•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, 2010-2016
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Band 1 for Florida Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, 2004-2016
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2016
•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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Articles, Publications, & Lectures


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


•Moderator, Ethical Issues in Representing Companies in White Collar Cases, ABA White Collar Criminal Institute, 2017
•?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

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

02.22.17 Greenberg Traurig's Mark Schnapp to Moderate Panel at the ABA's 31st Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime

08.16.16 130 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

08.16.16 55 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

08.01.16 Greenberg Traurig Miami Wins Dade County Bar Association's 2016 Legal Luminaries Award

06.17.16 35 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Edition of The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.16.16 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.14.16 43 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

06.09.16 93 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

06.01.16 32 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

05.27.16 53 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2016 Chambers USA Guide


07.29.16 U.S. Treasury Department Expands its 'Real Estate GTOs' to Require Title Insurance Companies and Their Agents To Report the Ultimate Beneficial Owners of Entities Used To Buy Residential Real Estate in All-Cash Purchases in Six Metropolitan Areas

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

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Litigation
  • Global
  • Government Litigation
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) & Global Anti-Corruption
  • White Collar Defense & Special Investigations
  • Anti-Money Laundering

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:
Significant Representations: 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.; Represented a securities firm in an internal investigation into misuse of information from overseas competitor's computer systems to price derivatives.; Represented a manufacturer of artificial hips and knees in a healthcare fraud investigation.; Representing a CEO of a major hospital in healthcare investigation.; Represented a Cell Phone Tower builder in an FBI investigation into misappropriation of competitor's information; Represented a major engineering firm in investigation concerning potential lobbying violations.; Represented directors of a major international bank in investigation by foreign government into alleged misuse of government funds.; Represented a major engineering firm in an investigation into alleged illegal campaign contributions and government contracts issues.; Represented Atlanta Public Schools in an investigation involving E-Rate funds.; 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 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.; Co-counsel in defense of William Kennedy Smith in a highly publicized sexual battery trial that resulted in an acquittal.

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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