Ian M. Schwartz - McDermott Will & Emery


Ian M. Schwartz focuses on the formation and operation of private equity funds. As head of the Firm’s Investment Funds Group, Ian is highly skilled in counseling private fund clients in connection with the structuring of fund investments and provides advice on legal and regulatory compliance matters for funds and their investment advisers. He also assists fund sponsors in connection with the organization and documentation of their internal firm arrangements.

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  • Chambers USA, Private Equity: Fund Formation, 2022–2023
  • The Legal 500 US, Recommended, 2022–2023
  • IFLR1000, Private Equity Funds, 2023


  • Committee on Private Investment Funds of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, appointed member
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, member
  • New York State Bar Association, member


Georgetown University Law Center, JD, cum laude, 2001
University of Florida, BA, 1998

New York