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   3Scott T. MendeloffChicago(312) 456-1083mendeloffs@gtlaw.commendeloffs@gtlaw.comGreenberg Traurig LLPwww.gtlaw.comwww.gtlaw.commendeloff.jpgBankruptcy & Workout Law: CommercialCommercial LitigationCriminal Defense Law: White Collar
Scott T.
Greenberg Traurig LLP
77 W Wacker Dr Ste 3100
Chicago IL 60601
Ph.(312) 456-1083 Fx.(312) 276-8580Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:
Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense Law: White Collar
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
SCOTT MENDELOFF's work features civil and criminal trial practice of all types and internal corporate investigations. Mr. Mendeloff's civil and criminal practice has ranged from representation of Fortune 100 companies to individuals. Recently, Mr. Mendeloff has served as primary trial counsel in a series of commercial disputes largely focussing upon cases pertaining to allegations of health care fraud and abuse, accounting fraud, contract interpretation, and civil RICO. Mr. Mendeloff has also handled numerous substantial internal corporate investigations for entities ranging from the nation's largest corporations to major academic institutions to local charities. Mr. Mendeloff has served as lead counsel for numerous corporations and individual businessmen charged or under investigation for white collar offenses.

From 1996-97, Mr. Mendeloff served as one of the primary trial lawyers in the government's prosecution of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing. Mr. Mendeloff was responsible for presenting the government's evidence relating to the activities of Tim McVeigh and co-defendant Terry Nichols in Kansas, where they gathered components of the bomb and rented the truck used in the bombing. Mr. Mendeloff also orchestrated the prosecution's response to the defense case. In recognition of his work on the McVeigh case, the United States Justice Department awarded Mr. Mendeloff one of its highest honors, the Attorney General's Award.

From 1986 to 1995, Mr. Mendeloff was an assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago, with the last five years of that tenure spent supervising that office's Criminal and Special Prosecutions Divisions. As an assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago, Mr. Mendeloff tried several dozen cases before federal court juries, successfully argued a number of cases before the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and supervised hundreds of investigations relating primarily to business crimes, including health care fraud securities fraud, tax fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud and RICO cases. From 1993-95, Mr. Mendeloff also supervised the office's health care prosecutions, chaired the health care fraud working group for the Northern District of Illinois, served on the Justice Department's national health care fraud working group, and served on the committee that drafted the Justice Department's national voluntary disclosure policy. Among the convictions he obtained as an Assistant United States Attorney are:
  • Racketeering convictions against three former Cook County Circuit Court judges in cases arising out of Operation Greylord and Operation Gambat, including former Judge Thomas J. Maloney who was the first judge in American history ever convicted for fixing murder cases.
  • Racketeering and mail fraud convictions against two investment advisors in a case in which 150 investors lost millions of dollars through a series of fraudulent real estate limited partnerships.
  • Wire fraud convictions against seven co-conspirators for a $70 million wire fraud against a major Chicago bank.
Mr. Mendeloff has appeared on many national and local television news broadcasts, speaking about complex issues of trial practice and about terrorism. Mr. Mendeloff has also delivered numerous speeches around the country about these and other topics of relevance to his practice. Mr. Mendeloff serves on the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association; Executive Board of Directors of the Chicago Crime Commission; and as Co-Chairman, Criminal Committee of the Chicago Counsel of Lawyers.

Bar Admissions:  
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1996
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. District Court, W.D. of Michigan
Illinois, 1983

Year of Birth:  1957

Law School:  Georgetown University Law Center,J.D., 1983

Graduate School:  Georgetown University, M.S., 1986

Undergraduate School:  University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.A., 1979

Firm Description:  
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from more than 30 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250. In Mexico, the firm operates as Greenberg Traurig, S.C., and in the U.K., as Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP. Greenberg Traurig has a strategic alliance with the independent law firm, Studio Santa Maria with offices in Milan and Rome. The firm was Chambers and Partners' USA Law Firm of the Year in 2007 and among the Top 3 in the International Law Firm of the Year at the 2009 The Lawyer Awards.

    Additional Office Locations:  
    Albany, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Delaware, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, New Jersey, New York, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Beach County North, Palm Beach County South, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tel Aviv, Tysons Corner, Washington, D.C., and White Plains

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