Mr. Swartz is a corporate and securities lawyer with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, an international law firm. Mr. Swartz's practice concentrates in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, public and private securities offerings and corporate governance. Mr. Swartz's experience includes representing issuers and investors in scores of venture capital and private equity transactions representing buyers and sellers in acquisitions of businesses in industries ranging from biotechnology, medical devices, semiconductor manufacturing, and software to government contracting, consumer products, and retail. Mr. Swartz spent several years practicing in Silicon Valley and Southern California prior to relocating to the Washington, DC area in 2001. He is the author (with Daniel Lee) of The Corporate, Securities, and M & A Lawyer's Job: A Survival Guide, published by the American Bar Association and the editor of Lawyer's Guide to Formulas in Transaction Documents and SEC Filings published by American Lawyer Media's Law Journal Press.