Associate Professor of Law
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, investment-management regulation, and retirement policy, with a special focus on how social science and political philosophy inform regulatory analysis.
Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Professor Schwartz taught at California Western School of Law. Before that, he practiced 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 and Corporate Finance.
The Twilight of Equity of Liquidity, 34 Cardozo L. Rev. 531 (2012)
Rethinking 401(k)s, 49 Harv. J. on Legis. 53 (2012)
The Crystallization of Hedge-Fund Regulation, 2 Harv. Bus. L. Rev. Online 73 (2011)
Fairness, Utility, and Market Risk, 89 Or. L. Rev. 175 (2010)
Reconceptualizing Investment Management Regulation, 16 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 521 (2009),
reprinted in 42 Sec. L. Rev. 574 (Donald C. Langevoort ed., 2010)
Workplace Rights and Illegal Immigration: How Implied Repeal Analysis Cuts Through the Haze of Hoffman Plastic, its Predecessors and its Progeny, 29 Berkeley J. Emp. & Lab. L. 1 (2008) (with Nhan T. Vu), reprinted in 29 Immigr. & Nationality L. Rev 813 (Gabriel J. Chin ed., 2009)
Good Faith in Partner Expulsions: Application of a Contract Law Paradigm, 9 Chap. L. Rev. 1 (2005)