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The Firm

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Scharf Banks Marmor LLC is a sophisticated, women-owned law firm providing legal services to U.S. and global companies. Our lawyers, all of whom come from leading AmLaw 100 firms and Fortune 100 corporate law departments, have represented a range of clients—from large global enterprises to mid-sized and smaller U.S.-based businesses and closely held corporations.

Our lawyers concentrate their practices in: Complex LitigationCompliance and Corporate GovernanceEmploymentLife SciencesFoodIntellectual Property, Pay Equity and Antitrust

Scharf Banks Marmor lawyers bring a uniformly high level of education, training and experience. Offering efficient and practical advice, we help our clients achieve the business results they need. All of us have represented companies in substantial litigations 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 publications 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 ABA Commission on Women in the Profession and the American Bar Foundation). 

Many of the matters we handle require the highest level of confidentiality, so we cannot provide details. Where confidentiality is important, we can assure you that we can handle matters in confidence, such as:

  • Executive compensation
  • Internal investigation
  • Personal injury litigation
  • Intellectual property challenges
  • Commercial contract disputes.