Ted Banks

Ted Banks

Partner at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC

Greater Chicago Area
Legal Services

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Ted Banks's Overview

  • Attorney - Kraft Foods at Altria

500+ connections


Ted Banks' Summary

More than 35 years' experience in adding value by focusing on the needs of the customer/client and providing practical solutions to accomplish business goals.
On the legal side of my practice, I am focusing on antitrust counseling, as a partner in the firm of Scharf Banks Marmor in Chicago. My experience here has included extensive work in corporate transactions and all aspects of product distribution. In addition to working dozens of signficant corporate transactions, I am the author of a multi-volume treatise, Distribution Law: Antitrust Principles & Practice, published by Aspen/Wolters-Kluwer.
As a consultant, I assist corporations of all sizes in creating or enhancing compliance programs. Effective systems can support corporate business goals, prevent legal and ethical violations, and make employees proud of their company -- and thereby better employees. I have edited a multi-author text on the subject, Corporate Legal Compliance Handbook, also published by Aspen/Wolters-Kluwer.

Specialties: Lawyers aren't really allowed to list "specialties" except in very limited areas. In this section I am not listing official legal specialties, but wish to indicate that over the years my legal practice has included antitrust, compliance, corporate transactions, complex litigation, employment, environment, securities, international business, and all aspects of product distribution (including advertising, sales, promotion, contracting, logistics, merchandising).

Ted Banks' Experience

Partnership; 11-50 employees; Law Practice industry

June 2012Present (2 years 4 months) Chicago, IL

Scharf Banks Marmor is a boutique firm with a focus on providing legal assistance to corporate clients with thorny questions, while doing so in a cost-effective manner. The firm uses only experienced lawyers who come from large law firms or major corporate law departments, and who can respond quickly and bring a pragmatic approach to the problem. Our practice areas include complex commercial litigation, life sciences, antitrust, corporate compliance, and employment.


Compliance & Competition Consultants

2009Present (5 years)

Consulting services to assist corporations in developing or improving their compliance and ethics programs, including records management, employee training and confidential investigations.

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

October 2013Present (1 year) New York, NY

Partnership; 11-50 employees; Law Practice industry

June 2009May 2012 (3 years)

A boutique firm with offices in New York and Chicago, created to bring sophisticated services to corporate clients at high efficiency by keeping staff and physical overhead low, and by providing direct communications channels to the experienced lawyers working on their clients' matters. The firm has a strong practice in real estate and commerical litigation, including products liability defense and insurance coverage actions. The corporate group, for which I provide antitrust and general corporate advice, also has attorneys that focus on bankrupty, corporate finance, and mergers & acquisitions.

Chief Counsel, Global Compliance & Senior Director, Compliance Policy

Kraft Foods

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MDLZ; Food Production industry

19762009 (33 years)

Areas of responsibility included: antitrust, compliance, M&A, corporate governance, litigation, records management.

Board Member

Jewish United Fund

Nonprofit Organization Management industry

20012007 (6 years)

Attorney - Kraft Foods


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MOI; Consumer Goods industry

19882006 (18 years)

Responsible for antitrust, corporate transactions, litigation supervision, compliance, legal technology.

Ted Banks' Publications

  • Corporate Legal Compliance Handbook

    • Wolters-Kluwer Law & Business
    • January 1, 2005
    Authors: Ted Banks, F.Banks (co-editor)

    A multi-author treatise covering every aspect of compliance and ethics for business organizations.

  • Distribution Law: Antitrust Principles and Practice

    • Wolters-Kluwer Law & Business
    • January 1, 1989
    Authors: Ted Banks

    A two volume treatise that analyzes the antitrust aspects of product distribution. Also included are discussions of distribution contracts and distributor litigation.

Ted Banks' Skills & Expertise

  1. Litigation
  2. Compliance
  3. Contract Negotiation
  4. Corporate Transactions
  5. Promotions
  6. Ethics
  7. Commercial Litigation
  8. Corporate Governance
  9. Due Diligence
  10. Negotiation
  11. Risk Management
  12. Contract Management
  13. Policy
  14. Legal Research
  15. Arbitration
  16. Corporate Law
  17. Mergers & Acquisitions
  18. Competition Law
  19. Product Liability
  20. Joint Ventures
  21. Mergers
  22. FCPA
  23. Licensing
  24. Legal Issues
  25. Intellectual Property
  26. Employment Law
  27. Insurance
  28. Privacy Law
  29. Legal Assistance
  30. Trademarks
  31. Corporate Finance
  32. Legal Writing
  33. Antitrust Law
  34. Litigation Support
  35. Legal Compliance
  36. Securities
  37. International Law
  38. Legal Advice
  39. Class Actions
  40. Civil Litigation
  41. Appeals
  42. Mediation
  43. Litigation Management
  44. Copyright Law
  45. Trade Secrets
  46. Patents
  47. Fraud
  48. Patent Litigation
  49. Dispute Resolution
  50. Securities Regulation

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Ted Banks' Education

University of Denver - Sturm College of Law

J.D., Law


Activities and Societies: Editor in Chief, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy

Beloit College

B.A., Government


Bowen High School

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