David M. Schwartz has joined the Washington office. Schwartz,
43, is of counsel in the firm's International Trade & Customs practice
group. He focuses his practice on import and export compliance, trade remedy
litigation and trade policy. Schwartz most recently practiced as of counsel
with the Washington office of Blank Rome LLP.
When asked why he joined the firm, Schwartz said, "Thompson Hine offers
not only a strong international trade practice but also a commitment to client
service. I look forward to the continued development of my practice as part
of the firm's larger growth plans."
Schwartz has over ten years of experience practicing international trade law.
He counsels clients on international trade issues arising under U.S., NAFTA
and WTO laws and regulations. He represents clients in administrative litigation
proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department
of Commerce, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Department of
State. He also represents them in legislative matters before the U.S. Congress.
Prior to private practice, Schwartz served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable
A. Joe Fish, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
Charles Freed, Washington partner-in-charge, comments, "David brings
a depth of experience that complements our trade practice in Washington and
firm-wide. We welcome him to the office as part of the firm's growth initiative."
According to Julia McCalmon, International Trade & Customs practice group
leader, "David is an experienced international trade lawyer with a strong
skill set that is a perfect match to our existing practice. He is a welcome
addition to our team and I look forward to working with him."
Schwartz received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1991. He earned his
Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
in 1987. He was a Rotary International Foundation Scholar at Victoria University
from 1987 to 1988. He received his B.A. with highest honors from the University
of Texas at Austin in 1984.
Schwartz is a member of the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia
Bar, and the Texas State Bar. He is also a past president of the Fletcher School
of Law and Diplomacy Alumni Association. Schwartz is admitted to practice in
the state of Texas and the District of Columbia.
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