Daniel A. Schwartz was elected the first full-time Managing Member of CSG in 2015. Since accepting the position, he has led the firm through tremendous growth in revenue, headcount and geographic footprint – expanding its New York presence and recruiting dozens of well-respected attorneys across the firm’s practices, as well as strategically adding new practices in furtherance of the firm’s commitment to anticipating client needs and serving as a fully integrated business advisor.
Dan led CSG’s transition to a corporate management model – formalizing practice groups, firm leadership and key committees – and has empowered the next generation of firm leaders with responsibilities and roles commensurate with their skills, talents and futures with the firm. Under his leadership, the firm has leveraged these attorneys’ extensive backgrounds as a platform from which to proactively develop key additions to its array of practice and industry groups in an ever-changing legal marketplace. In addition, he has recruited top-level administrative talent to support the firm and provide the tools necessary for continued growth.
Recognizing the organizational value that diversity brings to bear, the firm has also doubled down on its commitment to workplace inclusivity under his leadership – formalizing its Diversity & Inclusion Committee in support of the recruitment, development and retention of minority attorneys and professional staff, as well as expanding an already active Women’s Initiative program charged with equipping the firm’s women attorneys with the resources needed to succeed in their careers, communities and lives.
In addition to his devotion to CSG’s clients and employees, Dan is deeply committed to giving back to the community. The firm’s employees are empowered with the bandwidth to lead charitable projects and champion meaningful causes, leading both firm-wide and external fundraisers for organizations throughout the region.
A corporate attorney by practice, Dan joined the firm as an Associate in 1983 and quickly progressed through the ranks – becoming a Member in 1984 and Chair of CSG’s Corporate & Securities Practice in 1998. He has been named among The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Corporate Law, Health Care Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law for twelve consecutive years (2008-2020), and has previously been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer and in Chambers USA for New Jersey Corporate/M&A Law.
Dan’s illustrious career as an accomplished attorney and business leader in New Jersey has earned him a place in the NJBIZ Power 100, Power Law 50 and Icon Honors lists.
Dan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. While at Columbia, Dan was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as the writing and research editor for the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. He earned an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.
Dan’s recent transactions include:
NJ ChamberEdge: The Key Qualities Business Executives Need to Lead (October 4, 2019)
NJ ChamberEdge: N.J. Execs Discuss How They Foster A Positive and Effective Work Culture (April 1, 2019)
New Jersey Law Journal: McKesson Compliance Chief Sandstedt Leaves In-House World for Chiesa Shahinian (January 23, 2019)
NJ ChamberEdge: Nine N.J. Executives Share Their Ingredients for Good Leadership (June 4, 2018)
New Jersey Law Journal: For Midsize Law Firm Leaders, 'It Takes Dollars' to Tackle Tech Initiatives (March 21, 2018)
ROI-NJ: Firm Focus – Attorneys Grapple with Best Way to Handle Management (January 15, 2018)
New NJ Law Requires Managed Care Plans to Pay Non-Participating Healthcare Providers Directly on Basis of Patient Assignment of Benefits (January 2010)
New Health Care Compliance Obligations for Reporting and Returning Overpayments, Effective March 14, 2016 (March 2016)
New Federal Stark Law Requirement Effective January 1, 2011 (December 2010)
30 CSG Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2020 (August 15, 2019)
CSG's Giantomasi and Schwartz Named to 2019 NJBIZ Law Power 50 (June 24, 2019)
CSG's Giantomasi and Schwartz Named to 2019 NJBIZ Power 100 (March 25, 2019)
27 CSG Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2019 (August 15, 2018)
Daniel A. Schwartz Selected as NJBIZ Icon Honors Award Recipient (July 6, 2018)
33 CSG Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2018 New Jersey "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" (March 19, 2018)
26 CSG Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2018 (August 15, 2017)
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Achieves High Rankings in 2017 Chambers USA (May 26, 2017)
36 CSG Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2017 New Jersey "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" (March 14, 2017)
27 CSG Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2017 (August 15, 2016)
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Achieves High Rankings in 2016 Chambers USA (May 27, 2016)