David E. Schwartz

Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

David E. Schwartz

David E. Schwartz

Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Biography

David E. Schwartz practices in the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Group, advising clients on a full spectrum of employment-related issues.

Mr. Schwartz regularly represents clients before state and federal administrative agencies and courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings. His litigation experience includes defense of discrimination, breach of contract and fraud claims, including potential class actions. He also regularly represents clients in cases concerning the enforcement of restrictive covenants and breaches of fiduciary duties.

Mr. Schwartz often advises clients on non-litigation matters. In particular, he has worked with clients to:

* negotiate collective bargaining agreements;
* create compensation programs;
* review reduction-in-force plans;
* implement non-harassment policies;
* negotiate and draft employment and separation agreements; and
* conduct internal investigations.

Mr. Schwartz also advises clients in connection with business transactions. His work in this area involves, among other things, the development and implementation of strategies to retain key executives and professionals.

Mr. Schwartz has represented a wide array of clients, ranging from new ventures to multinational corporations, including, among many others, BlackRock, Inc.; Christie’s Inc.; Citigroup Inc.; C.V. Starr & Co.; DaimlerChrysler AG; Dresdner Bank AG; Duff & Phelps Corp.; Home Box Office, Inc.; Jackson National Life Insurance Company; Kinetic Concepts, Inc.; Practising Law Institute; Rite Aid Corporation; Van Cleef & Arpels, Inc.; and Virgin Mobile USA.

Mr. Schwartz repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He also was named a top corporate employment attorney in 2015 by Lawdragon and Human Resource Executive.

Speaking Engagements

Co-presenter, “Troubleshooting Executive Employment Agreements: A Guide for the Busy General Counsel,” Bloomberg BNA, June 4, 2015

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David E. Schwartz
Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Career History
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP provides legal advisory services. The company's practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, finance, litigation, corporate finance, insurance, tax, labor and employment, political law, private equity, corporate, antitrust, white collar crime, international, regulatory, and legislation. Its customers include corporate, industrial, and financial sectors. The company was founded by Marshall Skadden, John Slate and Les Arps in April 1948 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Political Donations
$500
2010

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

$300
2007
Transactions
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Starwood Waypoint Homes purchases Colony American Homes, Inc. from Colony Capital, Inc. (Inactive)

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APAX PARTNERS LLP, Apax Partners Ltd. purchase Quality Distribution Inc.

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KKR & Co., Inc. purchases Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange from Stone Point Capital LLC

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New Jersey Bar
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court
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