Michael A. Swick is a co-founding partner of KSF and heads the firm’s case starting department, overseeing case evaluation and initiation in the firm’s securities, shareholder derivative and mergers & acquisitions practice groups. Prior to founding KSF, Mr. Swick had a distinguished career working at several of the nation’s premiere class action litigation firms.
Relying on analytical skills honed at Tulane Law School and Columbia University’s Graduate program of Arts & Sciences, throughout his career, Mr. Swick has played an important role in investigating large securities frauds and in developing and initiating litigations against the nation’s largest corporations. Over his career, Mr. Swick has also participated in the litigation of cases that have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for aggrieved shareholders and institutional investors.
Mr. Swick also works closely with the firm’s institutional investor clients and participates in the management and development of KSF’s portfolio monitoring systems.
In addition to his unique educational background, following law school, Mr. Swick also worked on the New York Mercantile Exchange, where he was involved first-hand, in the open-outcry trading of crude oil and natural gas futures and options contracts.
Mr. Swick received a Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School in 1994, and a Masters of Political Philosophy from Columbia University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in 1989 as well as a joint B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from State University of New York at Albany in 1988. Mr. Swick was admitted to the State Bar of New York in 1997 and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the United States Supreme Court.