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  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. political science (2004)
  • Columbia University, M.A. political science (2007)
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (2012) Order of the Coif


  • California
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Laura Schwartz, Associate Los Angeles
Phone: +1 213.443.5581
515 South Flower St., 40th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2201

Laura Schwartz is an associate in Crowell & Moring's Los Angeles office, where she is a member of the White Collar Crime & Regulatory Enforcement Group. Laura represents corporate and individual clients in criminal litigation, including under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and related civil matters in both state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Laura served as a law clerk to Magistrate Judge Jay C. Gandhi, United States District Court for the Central District of California, and Chief Judge Dwight H. Williams, Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

Laura graduated from Emory University School of Law in 2012, where she served as notes and comments editor for the Emory Law Journal. During law school, Laura worked as a summer associate in the Law Offices of Gerald L. Shargel in New York City, and a judicial intern for Judge Richard M. Berman, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She also participated in a Juvenile Defender Clinic wherein she represented minor defendants in criminal and school disciplinary proceedings. Laura received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and M.A. from Columbia University, both in political science.


Admitted to practice: California, New Jersey, and New York

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