Mel Schwarz

Mel Schwarz
Mel Schwarz
Adjunct Professor
B.A. Johns Hopkins University
J.D. University of Chicago Law School

Professor Schwarz was a litigation associate and partner at Dechert LLP, an international law firm, for 27 years. At Dechert, he tried numerous cases to verdict and handled a variety of civil cases, principally in the areas of antitrust and securities regulation. He worked out of Dechert's Philadelphia, New York, Brussels and Washington, D.C. offices.

He also served for nearly 3 years as Special Counsel for Civil Enforcement in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, where he was lead trial counsel in the case brought by the U.S. against Visa and MasterCard for violations of the Sherman Act and against Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman to enjoin their proposed merger. Professor Schwarz also participated in the prosecution of the Government's case against Microsoft. From 2005 until the end of 2013, he was a senior in-house lawyer at Marsh & McLennan Companies, a Fortune 500 public company, where he served as Chief Competition Counsel and General Counsel of one Guy Carpenter, a worldwide reinsurance brokerage subsidiary.

Professor Schwarz has also been an adjunct professor at Rutgers University and George Washington University law schools.

He lives during the Spring Semester in San Diego with his wife, Roberta Edge, formerly the Deputy Treasurer of Columbia University. They have two adult daughters.

Courses Taught: Antitrust and Trade Regulation