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Scharf Banks Marmor LLC is a sophisticated, women-owned law firm whose attorneys come from leading AmLaw 100 firms and Fortune 100 corporate law departments. Our lawyers concentrate their practices in: Complex Litigation, Compliance and Corporate Governance, Employment, Life Sciences, Food, Intellectual Property, Pay Equity and Antitrust.

Clients that have retained Scharf Banks Marmor to handle sophisticated legal matters include Accenture LLP, City of Chicago, DuPont, Fig Food Company, Hyatt Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, Georgia-Pacific, Merck, OSI Group, Stratford Career Institute, Thoma Bravo, Walgreen Co., and others.

We bring a uniformly high level of education, training and experience to help our clients achieve the business results they need. All of us have represented companies in substantial litigation or transactions. We have an unusual affinity for engagements involving science or technology. Some of us have advanced doctoral degrees with scientific and technical backgrounds. Indicative of our reputation for high level practice, our lawyers are editors and authors of such publications as Product Liability: Law, Strategy and Best Practices (PLI), Antitrust Compliance for Corporate Counsel (American Bar Association), Corporate Legal Compliance Handbook (Aspen Law & Business), and Distribution Law for the Practitioner (Aspen Law & Business).

As Chicago’s largest certified women-owned law firm, Scharf Banks Marmor plays an active role in advancing diversity at the national and local levels. Our lawyers frequently speak at programs about diversity in the legal profession, and we devote hundreds of hours to these issues.

We are active in the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, and DirectWomen. Our research reports include the renowned National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) Annual Surveys of Women in Law Firms, and “First Chairs at Trial: More Women Need Seats at the Table” (under the auspices of the American Bar Association and the American Bar Foundation).