Michael A. Schwartz

Michael A. Schwartz


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4494    Fax: 215.981.4750


"A brilliant and creative lawyer with a keen understanding of the nuances of white-collar and regulatory disputes." – Chambers USA 2019

Michael A. Schwartz is a partner and co-chair of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. He also is the chair of the firm’s White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group and a member of the Media and Communications Practice Group. Mr. Schwartz focuses his practice in the areas of criminal defense and counseling, internal corporate investigations, corporate compliance programs, corporate monitorships and First Amendment matters. Mr. Schwartz serves on the firm’s Professional Responsibility Committee.

Before joining Pepper in 2008, Mr. Schwartz headed the Corruption, Civil Rights, Labor and Tax Fraud unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He successfully prosecuted some of the region’s highest-profile corruption cases, including the electronic surveillance investigation during former Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street’s administration and the corruption prosecutions of former City Treasurer Corey Kemp and former City Councilman Richard Mariano.


  • 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


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

Practice Areas

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