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Nicolai Schwarz-Gondek

Nicolai Schwarz-Gondek

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: August 19, 2018




Nicolai M. Schwarz-Gondek is a partner in the Century City office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where his practice concentrates on private equity and mergers and acquisitions. Schwarz-Gondek regularly represents private equity sponsors and other institutional investors in connection with mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, and leveraged and management buyouts. Schwarz-Gondek also represents target and acquiring companies (including the portfolio companies of private equity firms) in various types of domestic and international merger and acquisition transactions. At USC Gould School of Law, Schwarz-Gondek teaches Contract Drafting, Analysis and Negotiation as a lecturer in law.

Before joining O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Schwarz-Gondek practiced in the Corporate practice group of Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. in Santa Monica, 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 Noerr LLP in Munich (Germany).

Schwarz-Gondek holds a Master of Laws (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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January 15, 2020
Re: Wayne Sandholtz

Wayne Sandholtz, a faculty member part of both USC Gould and USC Dornsife, wrote an op-ed discussing how Trump is “a few steps from becoming a new kind of autocrat –an elected one.” He analyzes how Trump’s strategies and actions mirror those of other elected autocrats, naming Viktor Orban, Vladimir Putin, and Rodrigo Duterte as examples.

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