Rhiana Swartz is an associate in the firm's New York office. Ms. Swartz graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in 2006, and received her B.A. from Swarthmore College in 2000. After graduating from law school, Ms. Swartz clerked for the Honorable Joan M. Azrack in the Eastern District of New York.
Ms. Swartz's practice focuses on securities class actions and shareholder derivative actions.
Prior to joining Scott+Scott, Ms. Swartz was Senior Counsel in the Special Federal Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department, Office of Corporation Counsel, where she handled federal cases brought under 42 U.S.C. §1983 from initial receipt of complaint through trial verdict. Ms. Swartz settled more than 80 cases and conducted four federal trials. Ms. Swartz also spent more than four years as an Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, representing major financial institutions in civil and regulatory matters involving securities, antitrust, corporate governance, and employment law issues.
Ms. Swartz is a member of the New York bar and is admitted to practice in the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and Second Circuit.