David Schwartz’s core practice areas consist of complex commercial and subprime litigation, including securities class actions, contract disputes, and representing major financial institutions in connection with DOJ and SEC investigations.
Mr. Schwartz has worked extensively on In re American International Group, Inc. 2008 Securities Litigation, representing defendant, American International Group, Inc. (AIG). Mr. Schwartz was part of the team that obtained the successful resolution – with no charges filed – of the SEC and DOJ’s criminal investigations relating to AIG’s super senior credit default swap portfolio. Recently, Mr. Schwartz represented non-parties Perella Weinberg Partners and Goldman Sachs & Co. in connection with the Wells Fargo & Co. v. Citigroup Inc. Litigation.
Mr. Schwartz has enjoyed working on numerous pro bono matters, including representations of the Innocence Project, The Legal Aid Society, and Housing Court Answers, Inc. in connection with amicus briefs submitted to the New York State Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Mr. Schwartz worked for several years at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP as a Corporate Resources Analyst. Mr. Schwartz graduated from the University of Chicago with honors, with a B.A. in economics and received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law.