Charles B. Sklarsky

Co-Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice at Jenner & Block LLP

Charles B. Sklarsky

Charles B. Sklarsky

Co-Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice at Jenner & Block LLP

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Charles B. Sklarsky is Of Counsel in the firm’s Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice and a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Individuals and companies seek his counsel on issues ranging from fraud and abuse, conflicts of interest and criminal tax matters to criminal antitrust, theft of trade secrets, securities fraud, and regulatory matters. He represents clients in grand jury investigations, SEC investigations and enforcement actions, FCPA investigations and enforcement actions, qui tam litigation, complex civil litigation, and appearances before regulatory bodies. Mr. Sklarsky counsels individuals and companies involved in the gaming industry in Illinois and elsewhere and represents clients before the Illinois Gaming Board. He also counsels companies on compliance issues.

Best Lawyers named Mr. Sklarsky Chicago's White-Collar Lawyer of the Year in 2011. Chambers USA has consistently recognized him as one of America’s leading lawyers in litigation and white collar crimes and investigations. He is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. Mr. Sklarsky is a member of the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation Practice and serves on the Conflicts Resolution and Pro Bono committees and the Litigation Department's Executive Committee.

Mr. Sklarsky joined the firm in 1986 after serving more than eight years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and more than four years as an Assistant State’s Attorney of Cook County. At the United States Attorney’s Office, he held the positions of Deputy Chief of Criminal Litigation and later Chief of Criminal Receiving and Appeals. He was one of the architects of Operation Greylord, an unprecedented undercover probe of corruption in the Cook County judiciary. At the State’s Attorney’s Office, Mr. Sklarsky investigated and prosecuted felony cases ranging from theft to murder.

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Charles B. Sklarsky
Co-Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice at Jenner & Block LLP
Education
BA, cum laude
Class of 1968
Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of more than 30,000 members, the Association's primary focus is to assist Illinois lawyers in the practice of law and to promote improvements in the administration of justice. The Association engages in many important activities on behalf of the profession — among them proposing and shaping legislation, educating the public, and supporting the courts and the rule of law

Member
Current

The Chicago Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States. The Association's voluntary membership of 22,000 consists largely of lawyers and judges from Cook County and the State of Illinois.

Career History
Co-Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice
1986 - Current

Jenner & Block LLP provides corporate and litigation services. The company focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, private equity, real estate, tax, environmental, insurance, commercial law, technology, intellectual property, bankruptcy and reorganization, labor and employment, executive compensation, government contracts, health care and associations.The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois
Prior

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Assistant State Attorney
Prior

Cook County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois, with its county seat in Chicago. It is the second most populous county in the US after Los Angeles County, California. The county has 5,231,351 residents,[1] which is 40.6 percent of all Illinois residents. Cook County's population is larger than that of 29 individual U.S. states and the combined populations of the seven smallest states.[2] There are over 130 incorporated municipalities in Cook County, the largest of which is Chicago, which makes up approximately 54% of the population of the county. That part of the county which lies outside of the Chicago city limits is divided into 30 townships. Geographically the county is the fifth largest in Illinois by land area and shares the state's Lake Michigan shoreline with Lake County. Including its lake area, the county has a total area of 1,635 square miles (4,234.6 km2), the largest county in Illinois, of which 946 square miles (2,450.1 km2) is land and 689 square miles (1,784.5 km2) (42.16%) is water. Cook County is mainly urban and very densely populated, containing most of the City of Chicago and many suburbs. It is surrounded by the five collar counties.

Boards & Committees
Member, Conflicts Resolution Committee
Current
Political Donations
$1,000
2016
$500
2015
Awards & Honors
1986
Court Admission: U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
1978
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
1973
Admitted to the Wisconsin Bar
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