BART M. SCHWARTZ
Bart M. Schwartz is the Chairman of Guidepost Solutions, a leading investigations, compliance, monitoring, and security and technology consulting firm. Mr. Schwartz has had numerous court and other appointments to monitor the conduct of both public and private entities.
Mr. Schwartz has received assignments from or with the approval of the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the New York State Attorney General, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, the New York Organized Crime Task Force, the New York School Construction Authority, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, and the California Attorney General, among others.
For more than 30 years, Mr. Schwartz has managed complex investigations, prosecutions and security assessments, and provided sophisticated investigative services to a wide array of clients. He served as the Chief of the Criminal Division in the Southern District of New York. In that post, he was responsible for overseeing prosecutions related to financial and business fraud, organized crime, narcotics, and other types of criminal activity. Mr. Schwartz was also a partner in a New York law firm specializing in federal civil and white-collar litigation and was appointed as a Deputy Special Prosecutor in the investigation of a Presidential Cabinet Officer.
Mr. Schwartz has extensively lectured and written on the topics of investigations and the selection and operations of monitors. Over the course of his career, he has been appointed to monitor the conduct of companies hired to clean up the World Trade Center; four treaty negotiations involving trafficking boys as camel jockeys into the UAE; MWBE program for a construction company; and General Motors’ compliance involving the recall of defective ignition switches, among others.
Mr. Schwartz is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. Compliance Week recognized him with its Excellence in Compliance Award. He is also on City & State New York’s 2021 and 2022 Law Power 100 list, 2023 50 Over 50 Age Disruptors list, and the National Law Journal’s Trailblazers in Crisis Communications. In 2022, The American Lawyer named Mr. Schwartz a Top-Rated Lawyer.
Mr. Schwartz grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his J.D. from New York University Law School. He also serves on the Board of Directors for philanthropic organizations, including the Police Athletic League of New York City where he is President, as well as the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Board of Directors.