Michael A. Schwartz

Michael A. Schwartz

Partner

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4494    Fax: 215.981.4750

schwartzma@pepperlaw.com

Activities

Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission

Commissioner

Defender Association of Philadelphia

Member, board of directors

Committee of Seventy of Philadelphia

Served as a member of the board of directors and executive committee; this non-partisan organization has conducted a permanent campaign for more than 100 years to improve the Philadelphia region by demanding ethical conduct of public officials, promoting government efficiency, educating citizens, and safeguarding elections.

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

Served as a commissioner appointed by former Governor Ed Rendell and reappointed by former Governor Tom Corbett

Mayor's Task Force on Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform

Served as chair appointed by former Mayor Michael Nutter

Citizens Diplomacy International - Philadelphia

Served as a member of the board of directors

PFT Health and Welfare Fund

Served as trustee appointed by The School District of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Safe and Sound

Served as chair of an assessment team that evaluated the status of Philadelphia Safe and Sound, a nonprofit organization responsible for contracting protective services for children

Temple University Beasley School of Law

Adjunct instructor on trial advocacy and corruption law and policy

Drexel University School of Law

Guest lecturer on corruption law and policy

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Guest lecturer on corruption law and policy

Honors

Legal 500

Recommended for white collar criminal defense in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 United States

Super Lawyers

Selected for inclusion on the 2009-17 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers lists

Education

  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1990, executive editor, Yale Law and Policy Review
  • B.A., Economics, Pennsylvania State University, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court

Clerkships

  • Hon. Edmund V. Ludwig: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Practice Areas