Craig Schwartz advises clients in matters at the intersection of government contracts, national security, and international trade. Mr. Schwartz helps clients across regulated industries including technology, aerospace and defense, life sciences, and transportation to protect key commercial and compliance relationships with the federal government. He has particular experience in matters relating to cybersecurity and data privacy, export control and trade compliance, and anti-corruption and corporate ethics.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Schwartz served as a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and to Judge Thomas C. Wheeler of the US Court of Federal Claims. Additionally, he completed a legal fellowship with the Oversight and Investigations Office of the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

As a law student, Mr. Schwartz was the Web Editor and an Executive Board Member of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, and was the winner of annual writing competitions held by the bar associations of the US Court of Federal Claims and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Experience

  • Advise clients on issues relating to data rights, domestic preference provisions, supply chain integrity, GSA Schedule contracting, teaming arrangements, mandatory disclosure, and the Small Business Innovation Research program.
  • Navigate clients through parallel proceedings, including before US Attorney's Offices, Offices of Inspector General, and Suspension and Debarment Officials.
  • Comment on proposed rulemakings and represent clients in APA, bid protest, FCA, and trade secrets litigation.

Perspectives

INSIGHT: Clearing the Mist Surrounding The Foreign Agents Registration Act (pdf)
Bloomberg Law
Deskbook on Internal Investigations, Corporate Compliance and White Collar Issues (2nd Edition)
PLI Practising Law Institute
Next Steps In Cybersecurity Under President Trump
Aerospace & Defense Law360, Consumer Protection Law360, Cybersecurity & Privacy Law360, Public Policy Law360, Technology Law360
President Trump's Executive Order on Cybersecurity: Potential Impacts and Opportunities for Industry
Advisory
Kingdomware Ruling Broadly Defines 'Government Contract'
Published by Aerospace & Defense Law360, Appellate Law360, and Government Contracts Law360
More

Recognition

Washington, DC Super Lawyers
"Rising Star" (2018)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2011, cum laude
  • BA, Haverford College, 2004
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • US District Court, District of Colorado
Clerkships
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, The Honorable Carl E. Stewart
  • United States Court of Federal Claims, The Honorable Thomas C. Wheeler
Activities
  • Member, US Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council
  • Member, Society for International Affairs
  • Moot Court Panelist, Supreme Court Institute, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Vice Chair, Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues Committee, ABA Section of Public Contract Law
  • Former President, Young Lawyers Division, US Court of Federal Claims Bar Association (2014 – 2015)
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