David A Schwartz is a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. His practice focuses on competition law, particularly as it applies to mergers and acquisitions. Mr Schwartz has represented clients before the Federal Trade Commission, the US Department of Justice, the European Commission, the Canadian Competition Bureau, as well as other antitrust regulatory agencies. He has worked on transactions involving a wide variety of industries, most recently representing companies in the retail, aerospace, stock exchange, paper, pharmaceutical, and petroleum businesses. Mr Schwartz has co-authored several articles on competition law topics and regularly speaks about competition law.
Mr Schwartz is active in the American Bar Association’s section of international law. He currently serves as a senior adviser to the section’s international antitrust law committee, which he also chaired from 2010–2013. He recently served as an editor of the section’s 2013 publication The Essentials of Merger Review.
In 2005, Mr Schwartz was elected as a fellow of the American Bar Association’s American Bar Foundation, whose membership is limited to one-third of 1 per cent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction; and in a 2008 Global Competition Review survey, Mr Schwartz was voted one of the top 40 competition partners worldwide under the age of 40. In 2014, Super Lawyers magazine identified Mr Schwartz as one of its “Super Lawyers” for antitrust in the New York area.
Mr Schwartz received a bachelor's degree in mathematics and economics from The Johns Hopkins University in 1991, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa; a JD from Yale Law School in 1995 (Olin scholar of law and economics); and a master's degree in 1995 and an MPhil degree in 1996, both in economics, from Yale University.
WWL says: David Schwartz has an "encyclopaedic knowledge of competition law and is able to apply it in a commercial way"
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