Shearman & Sterling has hired Adam Schwartz away from Paul Weiss to serve as a litigation partner in its Washington office.
Schwartz, a former federal prosecutor, joined Paul Weiss as an associate in 2014 and became of counsel at the firm. He has worked in the U.S. Attorney’s offices in both the District of Columbia and in the Eastern District of Virginia.
He has trial and investigative experience representing corporations and individuals in a range of white-collar criminal, congressional, regulatory and internal investigations, and litigation matters. Those include fraud, securities, commodities, antitrust, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act and sanctions matters across an array of industries.
Schwartz, who is also a former member of the U.S. Navy, said he’d worked with Shearman & Sterling’s litigators “on several complex matters in recent years and have always been impressed with the strength of this group.”
“I believe my extensive experience representing corporations and financial institutions in criminal and civil regulatory investigations and litigation greatly complements the team’s top-notch work in these areas,” he added.
“We are delighted that Adam is joining our firm,” David Beveridge, Shearman & Sterling’s senior partner, said in a statement. “His addition to our market-leading litigation and investigations practice continues the momentum of our growth strategy and allows us to deepen our client coverage, particularly in the U.S.”
Schwartz is the latest of a series of recent firm hires, which include partners Ben Gris, a former assistant director at the Federal Trade Commission and intellectual property trial attorney Kieran Kieckhefer. The firm has also grabbed securities litigator Lyle Roberts, and investigations lawyer Sara Raisner, a former enforcer with FINRA.
Paul Weiss has had its share of lateral attorney pickups lately, including former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and private equity lawyer Sarah Stasny. Earlier this year the firm announced it is ramping up its Washington presence by building out a Supreme Court and appellate practice headed by noted high court litigator Kannon Shanmugam.