David Schwartz

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

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Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz


David is Of Counsel 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 U.S. 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 stock exchange, pharmaceutical, petroleum and aerospace businesses. Mr. Schwartz has co-authored several articles on competition law topics and has served in numerous roles in the American Bar Association's Section of International Law. He currently serves as Section Secretary and Operations Officer, a role placing him on the Section's Executive Committee, Administration Committee, and Council. He previously served as a Co-Chair of  the Section's International Antitrust Law Committee, Policy Officer, Communications Officer, and Co-Chair of the Section's 2006 and 2014 Spring Meetings in New York, among other positions. 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 one percent 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. He is also listed in Who's Who Legal's list of Competition Lawyers.  Mr. Schwartz received his Bachelor's degree in both Mathematics and Economics from The Johns Hopkins University in 1991 (Phi Beta Kappa), a J.D. from the Yale Law School in 1995 (Olin Scholar of Law and Economics), and Masters and M.Phil. degrees in Economics from Yale University in 1995 and 1996, respectively.


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