David J. Schwartz


David J. Schwartz is a Partner in the New York office of Labaton Sucharow LLP.  David focuses on event-driven and special situation litigation using legal strategies to enhance clients’ investment returns.

David has been named a “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation.  He was also selected, three years in a row, to Benchmark's “40 & Under Hot List,” which recognized him as one of the nation’s most accomplished attorneys.

David’s extensive experience includes prosecuting, as well as defending against, securities and corporate governance actions for an array of domestic and international clients, including retail investors, hedge funds, merger arbitrage investors, pension funds, mutual funds, and asset management companies.  He played a pivotal role in several securities class action cases, including against real estate service provider Altisource Portfolio Solutions, where he helped achieve a $32 million cash settlement, and investment management firm Virtus Investment Partners, which resulted in a $22 million settlement.  David has also done substantial work in mergers and acquisitions appraisal litigation, and direct action/opt-out litigation.

Among other cases, David is currently prosecuting In re Silver Lake Group, L.L.C. Securities Litigation; In re Mindbody, Inc. Securities Litigation; and several international appraisal actions.  

David earned his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law, where he served on the Urban Law Journal.  He received his bachelor's degree in economics, graduating with honors, from The University of Chicago.


2009, New York

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