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Nicolai Schwarz-Gondek

Nicolai Schwarz-Gondek

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

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.


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