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Lanny A. Schwartz
Mr. Schwartz is a member of Davis Polk’s Corporate Department and the Trading and Markets practice within our Financial Institutions Group. He advises on securities compliance, regulatory and transactional matters. His clients include major international banks, broker-dealers, securities exchanges and consulting firms.

From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Schwartz was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Previously, he was Managing Director and Counsel at Bankers Trust Company, concentrating in bank and broker-dealer regulation and investment banking.


Mr. Schwartz is listed as a leading lawyer in several legal industry publications, including:

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • IFLR1000
  • American Lawyer Media’s The New York Area’s Best Lawyers
  • Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers in America.

Of Note

  • Speaks and writes regularly on securities market structure and regulatory issues
  • Former Member, Adjunct Faculty, Columbia Law School
  • Former Instructor, Wharton Executive Education/NASD Institute for Professional Development

Professional History

  • Partner, 2007-present
  • Counsel, Davis Polk, 2005-2007
  • Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Philadelphia Stock Exchange, 1999-2005
  • Managing Director and Counsel, Bankers Trust Company, 1989-1999
  • Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, London and New York offices, 1985-1989


  • 450 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY
    P: +1 212 450 4174
    F: +1 212 701 5174

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


  • B.A., Oriental Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 1976
    • summa cum laude
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1983
    • cum laude
    • Order of the Coif


  • Spanish