Schwed, Richard F.

Richard F. Schwed


Richard Schwed is Deputy Practice Group Leader of the firm’s global Litigation Group. Rich has experience in a broad range of investigations and litigations, including antitrust, securities, financial services, and complex commercial matters. He represents clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts, in arbitrations, and in criminal and civil investigations by governmental and regulatory authorities. Rich has conducted numerous jury and non-jury trials, and has considerable pre-trial and appellate experience. He also served as a law clerk to the Hon. J. Edward Lumbard, Jr., Second Circuit Court of Appeals, from 1993 to 1994.

Rich has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation and Legal 500.

Selected Experience

  • Bank of America in ongoing antitrust class action litigation related to foreign currency exchange (FX) trading
  • Bank of America in ongoing class action litigation related to the ISDAfix benchmark
  • Numerous companies in confidential grand jury investigations into alleged price-fixing arrangements
  • Dun & Bradstreet in a lawsuit alleging violation of federal antitrust laws and state consumer protection laws
  • Ardagh in administrative and federal court actions seeking to enjoin a transaction
  • A financial services firm in a lawsuit alleging a conspiracy to boycott a financial product


  • University of Michigan, J.D., 1993, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
    • Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review
  • Dartmouth College, A.B., 1987, magna cum laude


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