David J. Schwartz, Partner at Labaton Sucharow, practices in the areas of 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 pivotal roles 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.
Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, David was a litigation associate at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP where he gained substantial experience in all aspects of investor protection, including representing shareholders in matters relating to securities fraud, M&A litigation, and appraisal litigation. David was also an integral member of the Allergan Proxy Violation Securities Litigation team, alleging an unprecedented insider trading scheme by billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, resulting in a $250 million settlement for Allergan investors.
David obtained his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where he served on the Urban Law Journal. He received his B.A. in economics, with honors, from the University of Chicago.
Last updated July 2019