David J. Schwartz



David J. Schwartz’s practice focuses on event driven and special situation 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 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.

David was recently named a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation and to Benchmark's “40 & Under Hot List,” which recognizes him as one the nation’s most accomplished partners age 40 years and under.

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, with honors, 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