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Reid Schar

Fmr. Federal Prosecutor & Partner, Jenner & Block

Reid Schar, a former federal prosecutor, is a partner at Jenner & Block, where he co-chairs the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice. During his 13-year tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, he tried more than 20 criminal cases, involving complex fraud, public corruption, terrorism and terrorism financing, environmental crimes, tax violations, violent crimes, and narcotics conspiracies. Notably, Schar was the lead prosecutor in both corruption trials of former Governor Rod Blagojevich. He also served as counsel to the U.S. Attorney, providing guidance in significant case, program, and management decisions of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Since 2002, Schar has served as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law. Recently, he was appointed to serve as special counsel to the New Jersey joint legislative committee investigating questions regarding the decision to close access lanes to the George Washington Bridge (generally referred to as “Bridgegate”).