Practice & Background

Ms. Schwartz has considerable experience representing international and domestic clients in a range of corporate matters including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, financings, as well as corporate governance.  With 25 years of experience in emerging markets, Ms. Schwartz is skilled at advising clients and negotiating cross-border transactions involving complex international trade and policy issues.  

From 1997 through 2005, Ms. Schwartz was a partner with Akin Gump resident in the firm’s New York, Moscow and Washington D.C. offices. She was the head of Akin Gump’s Moscow office from 1998-2000 and upon her return to Washington D.C. in 2000, she served on the firm’s management committee. During her prior tenure at Akin Gump, Ms. Schwartz represented Russian and foreign investors on a wide variety of matters both in Russia and internationally.

Prior to re-joining Akin Gump in 2014, Ms. Schwartz served as an independent consultant, advising companies, high net worth individuals and foundations on corporate governance matters, acquisitions and dispositions, and financings.

Community Involvement

  • Board Member and Secretary of the Board, The Global Fund for Children (February 2016-present)
  • Member of Leadership Team, Washington Hunger Project (September 2012-present)
  • Board Member and Secretary of the Board, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Center (January 2013-December 2016)