David J. Schwartz

Of Counsel


David J. Schwartz’s practice focuses on event driven, special situation, and illiquid asset litigation, using legal strategies to enhance clients’ investment return.

His extensive experience includes prosecuting as well as defending against securities and corporate governance actions for an array of institutional clients including pension funds, hedge funds, mutual funds, and asset management companies. He played a pivotal role against real estate service provider Altisource Portfolio Solutions, where he helped achieve a $32 million cash settlement.

David has done substantial work in mergers and acquisitions appraisal litigation, representing institutional clients in connection with the $8.9 billion merger of Towers Watson & Co. with Willis Group Holdings plc.; the $15 billion acquisition of Jarden Corporation by Newell Rubbermaid Inc.; the $13 billion acquisition of Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. by TransCanada Corporation; and the $2.2 billion acquisition of Diamond Resorts by Apollo Global.

David obtained his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Urban Law Journal. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago.


Fordham University School of Law
J.D., 2008

University of Chicago
B.A., 2003


2009, New York

U.S. District Court
2011, Southern District of New York