Max Schwartz focuses on antitrust and securities matters, and is experienced in all aspects of complex commercial disputes. He has litigated in federal and state courts, including arguing before several appellate courts, and practiced before the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. His cases often involve the financial industry, ranging from leveraged-buyouts to structured finance and commodities. He also has significant experience with cases involving healthcare and information technology.
At Scott+Scott, Mr. Schwartz has worked on several cases that have set important precedents regarding mortgage-backed securities and successfully argued or briefed dispositive motions in all of them. Those cases include Retirement Board of the Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of the City of Chicago v. Bank of New York Mellon, 1:11-cv-05459 (S.D.N.Y.); Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System v. U.S. Bank National Association, 1:11-cv-08066 (S.D.N.Y.); Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of the City of Chicago v. Bank of America, NA, 1:12-cv-02865 (S.D.N.Y.). In addition, he has worked on such antitrust cases as Dahl v. Bain Capital Partners, LLC, 1:07-cv-12388 (D. Mass.), which involves a conspiracy among the largest private equity firms in the country, where he helped defeat a motion for summary judgment.
Mr. Schwartz has also represented numerous pro bono clients, including before the United States Supreme Court, and has received an award from the Legal Aid Society for the results he helped achieve.
Prior to joining Scott+Scott, Mr. Schwartz practiced at a leading international law firm. He earned his B.A. from Columbia College, cum laude, and his J.D. from New York University School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association as well as the New York City Bar Association and is admitted to practice in New York State and the Southern District of New York.