Robert A. Schwed

Retired Partner

Robert Schwed joined the firm in 2002 and retired as a partner in 2015. With more than 35 years of experience in private equity, Mr. Schwed built a substantial practice working with private equity firms and their portfolio companies in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. With his extensive experience and knowledge of a wide range of transactions, Mr. Schwed successfully represented a variety of clients, including industrial, financial services, healthcare, retail, and media and communications companies.

Mr. Schwed represented venture capital and buyout firms and other institutional investors in equity and debt investments, public and private buyout transactions and workouts, recapitalizations and other restructurings. He also acted as general counsel to private equity firms, including advising firms seeking to raise investment capital from institutional investors.

Professional Activities

Mr. Schwed was an adjunct professor at George Washington University School of Law, where he taught a course in venture capital law.


Honors & Awards

  • Listed for his private equity: buyouts practice in the 2009-2016 editions of Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, with sources describing him as a "superb counsellor with exceptional judgement" and "exceptionally intelligent, innovative and entrepreneurial." He is also noted by clients for his "fund, transactional and entrepreneurial strengths."
  • Recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in the area of private equity: buyouts in each edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business since 2003. In 2014, sources stated he is a "superb counselor with exceptional judgment" and has "fund, transactional and entrepreneurial strengths." 
  • Selected for inclusion in Metro Edition magazine as a 2011 and 2012 "New York Super Lawyer"

Insights & News


  • Education

    • BA, Williams College

      cum laude
    • JD, Harvard Law School

      magna cum laude
  • Admissions

    • New York



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