Professor Schwartz received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his law degree, Order of the Coif, from the University of California, Berkeley. His research centers on securities law (including its impact on international human rights), investment-management regulation, and retirement policy. Recent works include "The Conflict Minerals Experiment," 6 Harvard Bus. L. Rev. 129 (2016), "The Corporatization of Personhood," 2015 Illinois Law Review 1119, "The Law and Economics of Scaled Equity Market Regulation," 39 Journal of Corporation Law 347 (2014), and "The Twilight of Equity Liquidity," 34 Cardozo Law Review 531 (2012) (reprinted in the Securities Law Review and the Corporate Practice Commentator).
Professor Schwartz has commented for a number of news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, and has testified before Congress. Prior to entering academics, he practiced law in Southern California. He served both as in-house counsel and as a corporate attorney for Munger, Tolles & Olson, where he represented clients regarding mergers and acquisitions, corporate-governance matters, and securities-law compliance.
Professor Schwartz teaches Business Organizations, Corporate Finance, Current Issues in Securities Law, Securities Law - Private Companies, and Securities Law - Public Companies.