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Garrett J Schuman

Associate, Litigation Department
Washington, D.C.
2050 M Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
United States

Fax: 1(202) 551-0497


Garrett Schuman is an associate in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.  He is a member of the Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice Group.  Mr. Schuman's practice focuses on complex international matters, with a portion of his practice concentrating on clients with significant business operations in Latin America.  He has extensive experience advising multinational clients in internal investigations and in criminal litigation with the United States Department of Justice.  Mr. Schuman has also advised clients in securities litigation, corporate monitorships, cross-border civil litigation, international arbitration, SEC enforcement matters, False Claims Act litigation, anti-bribery and corruption pre-deal diligence, and multilateral development bank sanctions proceedings. 

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Schuman served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Michael M. Baylson in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and to the Honorable Jane R. Roth in the United States Circuit Court for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He received his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a two-time James Kent Scholar and Editor-in-Chief of the Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual.  Mr. Schuman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Schuman is fluent in Spanish and possesses intermediate Portuguese proficiency. 

Each year, Mr. Schuman dedicates a portion of his time to pro bono work assisting immigrant children from Latin America gain legal status in the United States. 


  • Columbia University Law School, J.D. (James Kent Scholar), 2015

  • Georgetown University, B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), 2012

Recent Representations

  • Represented a European international business software and service provider in a global investigation of potential FCPA exposure.

  • Represented a European airline manufacturer in connection with allegations of bribery and export control violations and Deferred Prosecution Agreement compliance obligations.

  • Represented an Asian pharmaceutical company in connection with an international arbitration concerning alleged breach of collaboration agreement.

  • Represented a South American construction conglomerate in the largest ever global foreign bribery resolution.

  • Represented a South American soccer federation in connection with U.S. criminal investigations concerning allegations of bribery and corruption in the world of international soccer.

  • Represented the owners of a leading Mexican pharmaceutical company in connection with a civil fraud lawsuit in New York. 

  • Represented the founding partner of a prominent investment advisory firm in a cross-border partnership dispute involving claims of civil fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.

  • Represented an international brand management company in multiple securities class actions and shareholder derivative lawsuits in New York state and federal courts. 

  • Represented a South American contractor in corporate monitorship and World Bank sanctions proceedings.

  • Represented a defense contractor in connection with whistleblower allegations and False Claims Act litigation.

  • Represented a Mexican petrochemical company in connection with allegations of bribery and corruption allegations.

  • Represented a prominent international bank in connection with allegations of criminal antitrust violations.

  • Represented a private equity fund in connection with pre-deal anti-bribery and corruption.

  • Represented a South American currency exchange company in connection with bribery and corruption allegations.

  • Represented a Central American politician in connection with extradition request and cancellation of INTERPOL red notice.




District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar
New Jersey Bar


Columbia Law School, J.D. 2015
Georgetown University, A.B. 2012

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