His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on commercial and intellectual property disputes. He maintains an active pro bono practice.
Mr. Schwab has represented companies whose business interests span a wide spectrum, including media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals and cutting-edge technology. He has handled matters at every stage of litigation, from pre-litigation counseling through trial and appeal. Mr. Schwab has argued successfully in the California Court of Appeal including, most recently, advocating for citizen taxpayers’ standing to challenge allegedly unconstitutional activities by Orange County law enforcement.
Mr. Schwab joined the firm after clerking for Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Schwab received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was an articles editor of the Columbia Law Review. Prior to law school, Mr. Schwab worked as a network television writer on a variety of programs.
- “Due Process and the ‘Worst of the Worst’: Mental Competence in Sexually Violent Predator Civil Commitment Proceedings,” 112 Colum. L. Rev. 912 (2012)
- “Houston, We Have a Problem: Does the Second Amendment Create a Property Right to a Specific Firearm?,” 112 Colum. L. Rev. Sidebar 158 (2012, with Thomas G. Sprankling)
- “Audiovisual Works and the Work for Hire Doctrine in the Internet Age,” 35 Colum. J. L. & Arts 141 (2011)