Associate Professor of Law
Professor Schwartz received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his law degree, Order of the Coif, from the University of California, Berkeley. His research centers on securities law, investment-management regulation, and retirement policy, with a special focus on how social science and political philosophy inform regulatory analysis.
Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Professor Schwartz taught at California Western School of Law. Before that, he practiced in Southern California. He served both as in-house counsel and as a corporate attorney for Munger, Tolles & Olson, where he represented clients regarding mergers and acquisitions, corporate-governance matters, and securities-law compliance.
Professor Schwartz teaches Business Organizations and Corporate Finance.
The Law and Economics of Scaled Equity Market Regulation, 39 J. Corp. L. (forthcoming)
The Twilight of Equity Liquidity, 34 Cardozo L. Rev. 531 (2012), reprinted in 45 Sec. L. Rev. 81 (Donald C. Langevoort ed., 2013) and 55 Corp. Prac. Commentator 367 (Robert B. Thompson ed., 2013)
Rethinking 401(k)s, 49 Harv. J. on Legis. 53 (2012)
The Crystallization of Hedge-Fund Regulation, 2 Harv. Bus. L. Rev. Online 73 (2011)
Fairness, Utility, and Market Risk, 89 Or. L. Rev. 175 (2010)
Reconceptualizing Investment Management Regulation, 16 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 521 (2009),
reprinted in 42 Sec. L. Rev. 574 (Donald C. Langevoort ed., 2010)
Workplace Rights and Illegal Immigration: How Implied Repeal Analysis Cuts Through the Haze of Hoffman Plastic, its Predecessors and its Progeny, 29 Berkeley J. Emp. & Lab. L. 1 (2008) (with Nhan T. Vu), reprinted in 29 Immigr. & Nationality L. Rev 813 (Gabriel J. Chin ed., 2009)
Good Faith in Partner Expulsions: Application of a Contract Law Paradigm, 9 Chap. L. Rev. 1 (2005)
Selected Talks and Presentations
An Assessment of the IPO On-Ramp, 2013 Utah Securities and Investment Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2013
The Law and Economics of Scaled Equity Market Regulation, Junior Faculty Exchange Workshop, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2013
Hot Topic Program — “Jobs,” the JOBS Act, and the Future of Small Business Finance and the U.S. Equity Markets, Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2013
Improving Market Conditions for Small and Emerging Companies after the JOBS Act: Scaled Disclosure and Beyond, Meeting of the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies, San Francisco, California, September 2012
Dodd-Frank and the Financial Collapse, Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2012
Corporate Governance and the Financial Collapse, Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2012