Mr. Schwab is an experienced litigator, who practices in the areas of white collar criminal defense, government investigations, corporate internal investigations and compliance, commercial litigation, and intellectual property litigation. He represents various corporate and individual clients, in a wide range of regulatory and enforcement matters investigated by the United States of America, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and numerous federal and state agencies. Many of the cases involve alleged violations of federal and state laws, including money laundering, bank and lender fraud, internal revenue fraud and tax evasion, procurement and contracting fraud, health care fraud, public corruption, mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy.
Mr. Schwab’s litigation practice also includes an emphasis on electronic discovery and the impact of technology in civil and white collar criminal cases. His civil practice extends to a variety of matters including commercial disputes, shareholder actions, corporate waste and breaches of fiduciary duty, intellectual property, employment, False Claims Act (qui tam), and other complex commercial litigation.
Representations reflective of his practice include:
Mr. Schwab has substantial litigation and trial experience, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps as the Chief Trial Attorney at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. As the chief trial counsel, Mr. Schwab supervised six trial counsel and defended the office’s most complex cases including fact-gathering, writing and arguing motions, witness preparation, and trial. During his tenure with the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Schwab served as trial counsel for 10 jury trials to verdict and more than 20 bench trials.
As the senior counsel, Mr. Schwab’s practice was dedicated to representing senior military leaders facing internal investigations and criminal investigations. Many of his cases involved allegations of fraud against the federal government, private entities, or individuals. Additionally, Mr. Schwab represented doctors and psychologists in internal investigations and facing potential loss of their licenses or credentials.
In 2007, Mr. Schwab served as the Battalion Judge Advocate in Fallujah, Iraq for 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6 for the U.S. Marine Corps. As the sole legal counsel for the battalion, he advised commanders and provided training on domestic and international law as well as internal investigations, fiscal law, intelligence reports, criminal justice and other legal compliance matters. He had direct oversight over all of the unit’s internal investigations which encompassed a wide range of subjects, including fraud, property loss, and employment disputes.
Since 2008, Mr. Schwab has served as a faculty member of the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law, which is one of the nation’s premier trial advocacy programs for practicing lawyers. He also serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Law and Public Policy for Grove City College which published his article on Honest Services Fraud in its Inaugural Edition in 2010. Mr. Schwab also performed an internship with the Honorable Robert J. Cindrich on the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Pennsylvania in 2002.
Mr. Schwab is a member of the American Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is an active member of the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association and the Federal Court Criminal Practice Subcommittee and the Third Circuit Review Program Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association.
Mr. Schwab received his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, where he was an associate editor of the Penn State International Law Review. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Schwab is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Licensed since 2002
|WV||Authorized to practice law||2013||05/24/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2014|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2013|
|Lawyers on the Fast Track||The Legal Intelligencer||2011|
|Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Third Award)||U.S. Marine Corps||2009|
|Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Second Award)||U.S. Marine Corps||2007|
|Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (First Award)||U.S. Marine Corps||2006|
|Chief Trial Attorney||United States Marine Corps||2008 - 2009|
|Trial Attorney||United States Marine Corps||2007 - 2008|
|Battalion Judge Advocate||United States Marine Corps||2006 - 2007|
|Trial Attorney||United States Marine Corps||2004 - 2006|
|Series Commander||United States Marine Corps||2004 - 2004|
|Legal Assistance Attorney||United States Marine Corps||2003 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Allegheny County Bar Association, Federal Court Criminal Practice Subcommittee||Co-chair||2012 - Present|
|Allegheny County Bar Association, Federal Court Section||Council Member||2011 - Present|
|Journal of Law & Public Policy||Editorial Board||2010 - Present|
|National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law||Faculty Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|Association of Certified Fraud Examiners||Member||N/A|
|White Collar News Alert of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP||U.S. Supreme Court Finds Defense Counsel Ineffective for Advice on Plea Bargains||2012|
|ABA Criminal Justice magazine||FCA 101: A Practitioner's Guide to the False Claims Act||2011|
|EDDE Journal, ABA's Section of Science & Technology Law, E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee||E-Discovery in Pennsylvania: Bridging the Gap in the Electronic Age||2011|
|White Collar News Alert of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP||New indictment in $800 million fraud case in Western District of Pennsylvania||2011|
|White Collar News Alert of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP||Former LeNature's CEO Pleads Guilty in $800 Million Fraud Case in Western District of Pennsylvania||2011|
|White Collar News Alert of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP||Operation Stolen Dreams recovers over $147 million in mortgage fraud cases”||2010|
|White Collar News Alert of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP||Strike Force Prosecution of $251 Million in Medicare Scams||2010|
|Journal of Law and Public Policy, Grove City College||Congress Must Speak Clearly, Again‟ Honest Services Fraud - 18 U.S.C. § 1346||2010|
|Construction Legal Edge||Severe penalties available for not preserving electronic data||2010|
|Construction Legal Edge||Withdrawing or correcting a federal government bid||2010|
|White Collar News Alert of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP||Intellectual Property Task Force Obtains Criminal Copyright Conviction||2010|
|Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Grove City College||Accounting||BS - Bachelor of Science||1998|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute||Streamlining and Managing eDiscovery in Complex Cases in Federal Court||2014|
|American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Surviving and Thriving in Government Practice||2014|
|Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County||Choosing the Winning Theme & Order of Witnesses with Sample Openings & Examinations||2014|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute||Corporate Compliance & Ethics: Trends in Enforcement & Corporate Compliance||2013|
|Defense Research Institute, Government Enforcement & Corporate Compliance Seminar||Data Wars: Securing Your Cyber-Footprint & Staying Ahead of the Curve||2013|
|Bench-Bar Conference, Allegheny County Bar Association||“Discovery in Federal Litigation”||2013|
|Association of Federal Defense Attorneys||Effective Use Of Forensic Accountants In Defending White Collar Cases||2013|
|Allegheny County Bar Association, Federal Court Criminal Subcommittee||Parallel Investigations: The ‘Civil’ Side of a Criminal Case||2013|
|2013 E-Discovery Symposium, Pennsylvania Bar Institute/Allegheny County Bar Association||‘Simplifying’ E-Discovery in Patent and Complex Cases in Federal Court||2013|
|Executive Counsel Institute Conference on E-Discovery (New York, New York - July 2012)||21st Century Considerations: Data-Security, Social Media and The Cloud||2012|
|Executive Counsel Institute Conference on E-Discovery (Houston, Texas - Sept. 2012)||E-Discovery for the Corporate Market: The Exchange||2012|
|Allegheny County Bar Association's Bench-Bar Conference (June 2012)||Hot Topics in Federal Litigation||2012|
|Federal Bar Association||Electronic Discovery in Criminal Cases||2011|
|Executive Counsel Institute Conference on E-Discovery||The Importance of Project and Process Management Skills||2011|
|Carlow University, Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics Program||Legal Elements of Fraud: Whistleblowers and the False Claims Act||2011|
|Carlow University, Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics Program||Legal Elements of Fraud: Civil & Criminal Fraud Actions||2011|
|Journal of Law & Public Policy||Honest Services Fraud||2010|
|Association of Certified Fraud Examiners||Department of Justice's Corporate Charging Guidelines||2010|
|The Practice of Law in the U.S. Military||The Practice of Law in the U.S. Military||2009|