Michael Swartz is a Principal in the Los Angeles office of McKool Smith Hennigan and specializes in securities and commercial litigation. In courts across the United States, he has represented various investment funds and institutional investors in pursuing securities fraud claims and in appraisal and valuation actions. In such cases, Mr. Swartz has represented Oaktree Capital, TCW, and other investment companies. He also represented the County of Orange in its securities litigation following its 1994 bankruptcy filing.
Mr. Swartz has also represented individuals and corporations in commercial litigation, including the prosecution and defense of claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, as well as prosecution of claims for misappropriation of trade secrets. In addition, Mr. Swartz has represented debtors and creditors in a wide array of bankruptcy litigation matters, including fraudulent transfer disputes and objections to confirmation of plans of reorganization.
Professional & Community Activities
- Law Clerk for Hon. Stephen V. Wilson, District Judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California, 1993-1994
- Former Co-Chair, Jewish Federation of L.A. Couples Project
- Past President, Yale Law School Alumni Association of Southern California
Awards & Recognition
- AV Peer Review Rated
- Recognized among the Super Lawyers in California (2006-2016)
- Member, Yale Law Journal
- Recognized among the "Best Lawyers in America" for commercial litigation (2018)