Todd Schwartz is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's San Francisco and Palo Alto offices. His practice focuses on strategic and private equity mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital fund formation and operation, minority and venture capital investments and restructuring, bankruptcy, and distressed investments. Mr. Schwartz represents companies as well as private equity funds in all aspects of their businesses.
Mr. Schwartz regularly advises boards of directors and senior management regarding their fiduciary duties and corporate governance. Mr. Schwartz has advised borrowers (including portfolio, privately-held, and public companies), creditors, and distressed investors (including hedge funds and private equity funds) in acquisitions, out-of-court restructurings, and chapter 11 cases.
Mr. Schwartz received a B.A. in Integrative Biology and Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a member of the University of Illinois Law Review and editor for the Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal. Mr. Schwartz is admitted to practice in California, Illinois, and Texas.
Accolades and Recognitions
Admitted to Practice in the following venues:
State Bar of California
State Bar of Illinois
State Bar of Texas
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California
United States District Court, Central District of California
University of Illinois College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude)
University of California, Berkeley, B.A.
Co-author, Client Alert, Tenants Take Caution, Ninth Circuit Allows Bankrupt Landlord to Sell Property Free and Clear of Leases, September 2017
Panelist, LES Houston Chapter Meeting, IP License-Extinguishing "Free & Clear" Sales in Bankruptcy, January 2017
Co-author, Client Alert, Recent SEC Enforcement Action Merits a Second Look by Private Equity Firms and Fundless Sponsors at Broker-Dealer Registration, June 2016
Inaugural Member, Advisory Committee, The Deal
Co-author, International Financial Law Review, Foreign Direct Investment Report 2014, US Chapter (2014)
Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois College of Law, Fall 2010
Visiting Professor, University of Illinois College of Law, Spring 2009
The Honnold Foundation
Tse Chi Ling - Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies in San Francisco, California