Erin R. Schrantz is co-chair of the Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice and a member of the firm’s Monitorship Practice. She represents clients across a variety of industries in investigations and complex litigation, and partners with her clients to conduct pragmatic compliance risk assessments into corruption, fraud, #meToo and other compliance risk areas. She specializes in monitorships, cross-border investigations into financial crimes and corruption, and developing comprehensive compliance programs and cultural reforms that reflect an organization’s values. She has published and lectured on a variety of topics, including effective corporate compliance programs, internal investigation strategies, compliance strategies for international joint ventures, and risk-based and data-driven audit techniques.
Ms. Schrantz was recognized by Crain’s Chicago as one its “Notable Women in Law” in 2020, and by Global Investigations Review as one of the top 100 worldwide “Women in Investigations” in 2018. The National Law Journal named Ms. Schrantz a "Chicago 40 Under 40" in 2013. She has twice received the Mentor Award from the firm’s Associates Committee.
Ms. Schrantz is a former co-chair of the firm’s Women’s Forum and a member of its Steering Committee. As part of her active pro bono practice, she has first-chaired a jury trial for a client charged with first-degree murder and argued two direct appeals before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, successfully vacating her client’s sentence of life imprisonment.