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David M.Schwartz

PartnerPractice Group Leader, International
Washington, D.C.

O 202.263.4170

David M.Schwartz

Practice Group Leader, International
Washington, D.C.

O 202.263.4170

Focus Areas

David’s areas of experience include:

  • Counseling clients on international trade issues under U.S. laws, and NAFTA and WTO rules.
  • Advocating for clients in administrative proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Import Trade Administration (ITA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Directorate of Defense Controls (DDTC) at the U.S. Department of State, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
  • Representing clients’ interests before the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch agencies.

The following is a sampling of David’s publications. Please visit our blog,, for the latest trade-related news and policy developments.

  • Recipient of the Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity Outstanding Alumnus Award

Professional Associations

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Texas State Bar

Community Activities

  • Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, LL.M. Advisory Council, chair; class secretary; Alumni Association, past president


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1991,

    Alpha Lambda Delta Fellowship; McMannis Trust Scholarship; Harvard International Law Journal

  • Victoria University of Wellington, 1988,

    Rotary International Foundation Scholar

  • Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, M.A.L.D., 1987
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1984,

    with high honors; Phi Beta Kappa; Presidential Scholarship; College of Liberal Arts “Ten Distinguished Graduates”

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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