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Nicolai M. Schwarz-Gondek is an attorney in the Santa Monica office of Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C., where his practice concentrates on corporate and securities law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, corporate governance issues, and regulatory compliance. At USC Gould School of Law, Schwarz-Gondek teaches reviewing and negotiating business contracts as a lecturer in law.
Before joining Stradling, Schwarz-Gondek practiced in the Corporate Department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Los Angeles and in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Public Company Advisory groups of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York. Prior thereto, Schwarz-Gondek spent several years working as a research assistant for Nörr Stiefenhofer Lutz in Munich (Germany).
Schwarz-Gondek holds a LLM from USC Gould School of Law, where he graduated first in his class, and received a Doctor Iuris (PhD equivalent), summa cum laude, from the University of Augsburg School of Law with a doctoral thesis on German tax law. Schwarz-Gondek is also a graduate of Ludwig-Maximilians-University School of Law (Munich), where he completed his First State Examination (JD equivalent) and obtained his Diplom-Jurist (Univ.), specializing in the areas of business and corporate law. In addition, Schwarz-Gondek spent one year as a visiting scholar at the University of Geneva School of Law in Switzerland with a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Edward Kleinbard was interviewed about President Donald Trump's tax plan on how it will impact America's middle class. "It's not a very coherent philosophical document other than let's cut taxes on the most affluent Americans," Kleinbard said.
Gillian Hadfield attained SSRN's designation as being in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads.
Abby K. Wood
Abby Wood's paper, "To See or Not to See? Campaign Finance Disclosure and Voter Competence" was accepted to the 2017 Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (after peer review).
"Does the Supreme Court Understand the Innovation Economy?" (with Ted Sichelman). Forbes Magazine Opinion (July 2017).