- J.D., Stanford Law School, 2004
- B.S., summa cum laude, , distinction in research, Cornell University, 2001
Adam Schwartz represents clients in white collar criminal litigation; securities, health care, banking, education, class actions, and other complex civil litigation; government regulatory enforcement matters; and internal investigations.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schwartz served as Senior Trial Counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. In this role, Mr. Schwartz served as lead counsel for the Commission in cases alleging violations of the federal securities laws against, among others, bank holding companies, private equity funds, hedge funds, investment advisers, public companies, and their respective executives.
Schwartz also has extensive criminal litigation experience having served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. During his time as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Schwartz represented the United States in numerous criminal jury trials and investigations involving allegations of health care fraud, mail and wire fraud, major fraud against the United States, bribery, extortion, money laundering, identity theft, and alien smuggling. As an AUSA, Mr. Schwartz prosecuted a defense procurement fraud case, United States v. AEY, Inc., that was featured on the front page of The New York Times and more recently the CNBC television program “American Greed,” and the highly fictionalized feature film “War Dogs.” Mr. Schwartz also prosecuted numerous health care fraud cases as a member of the Department of Justice’s Medicare Fraud Strike Force, a unit that has prosecuted hundreds of health care fraud cases. Mr. Schwartz also represented the United States in appellate matters before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Schwartz began his legal career in New York as a litigation associate at Debevoise and Plimpton LLP, where he worked on a variety of commercial and white collar litigation matters.