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Michael D. Schwartz

Michael D. Schwartz


Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
New York, U.S.A.

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Michael Schwartz is an Associate in the Firm's Litigation department. From 2015 to 2016, Mr. Schwartz served as a law clerk to the Hon. Paul A. Crotty of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to his clerkship, Mr. Schwartz practiced at a large New York law firm.

Representative Matters

Represented telecommunications company in breach-of-contract dispute relating to intellectual property licenses.

Representing leading cosmetics companies against claims of false and misleading advertising. 

Representing a medical device company in a multidistrict putative class action antitrust litigation regarding allegedly anticompetitive pricing policies.

Representing a major healthcare company in connection with internal investigation relating to potential compliance issues.

Represented art museums in connection with grand jury document subpoenas.

Advised a leading chocolate and confections company on risk associated with possible acquisitions.

Representing preliminary executors to multi-million dollar estate in defending against potential will challenge.

Pro Bono

Representing non-profit organizations in constitutional challenge to New York donor disclosure statutes.

Representing individual on appeal of criminal conviction before the Second Circuit.

Represented group of law professors as amici curiae in several “sanctuary city” litigations.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; Seventh Circuit; Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York


  • Fordham University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Associate Editor, Fordham Law Review
  • University of Pennsylvania (B.A., cum laude, 2009)
Areas of Practice

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 

Misbranded is Patterson Belknap’s blog covering false advertising litigation—both consumer class actions and competitor suits—with a particular focus on FDA-regulated products (foods/beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and dietary supplements).


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