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David A. Schwartz, Esq.
DAVID A. SCHWARTZ is a partner in the law firm of Schwartz & Posnock. Mr. Schwartz, an attorney since 1983, is licensed in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and California, as well as before the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Schwartz handled his first civil rights case in 1985 when he litigated an excessive force case that occurred in the parking lot of the Turtle Back Zoo in South Orange, New Jersey where law enforcement officers shot over 80 rounds into a vehicle driven by a person having done nothing wrong or improper. Since that time, Mr. Schwartz has represented individuals in civil rights maters in New Jersey, California, and in New York.
Handling civil rights cases requires an extensive knowledge of criminal law and procedure, as the two often go hand-in-hand.
Mr. Schwartz was a member of the Executive Committee of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California in 1996. As a Special Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department, New York, Special Federal Litigation Division, Mr. Schwartz was awarded the Division Chief’s Award for Outstanding Legal Services by the City of New York in 2003.
Mr. Schwartz clerked for the Hon. John Garrett Penn, U.S.D.J., in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and worked extensively on the trial of ABSCAM defendant John Jenrrett, a former U.S. Congressman from South Carolina.
Presentations: August, 2001, The Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors Annual Conference (Outside Counsel’s Cooperation with Health Care Provider’s Counsel to Uncover Potential Fraud and Abuse); March, 1999, Surviving Health Care Fraud Investigations – Federal Health Care Acquisition Conference, United States Department of Defense and Department of Veteran’s Affairs; 1996, The University of California, State Bar of California “Business Crimes: Their Collateral Consequences for Employers;” and the State Bar of California: “Into the Modern Age: Using Computers, the Internet and Demonstrative Techniques in the Courtroom.”
Testimony: 1994, before the Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States regarding proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Articles: “The Role of Internal Auditors and Provider Attorneys in Investigations, “New Perspectives on Healthcare Auditing, Vol. 20, No. 3, Summer 2001; “The Digital Telephony Legislation of 1994: Law Enforcement Hitches a Ride on the Information Superhighway, “Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 31, No. 3, May-June 1995; “Corporate Compliance Programs Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines: From the Theoretical to Effective Implementation,” California Business Law Reporter, Vol. 16, No. 1, July 1994; “Using the Amendments to the Domestic Violence Act Offensively,” New Jersey Lawyer (1 NJL 1057), July 1992; and “Defending the Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Case,” New Jersey Lawyer (1 NJL 369), March 1992. Contributing author, California Criminal Law Forms Manual (CEB, University of California, 1994), and Prescription Drug Abuse and Dependence, Chapter 9, “Legal Dispositions and Interventions” (with Daniel P. Greenfield, M.D.), Charles C. Thomas Company, 1994; “The Truth About False Confessions,” New Jersey Law Journal, 2015.
Education: Rutgers University, BA, History and Political Science, with Highest Honors (1979); New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1980); Antioch University School of Law, Juris Doctor (1983); teaching assistant 1983.
Bar Admissions: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, California, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, United States Supreme Court.
Leslie B. Posnock, Esq.
LESLIE B. POSNOCK is a partner in the law firm of Schwartz & Posnock. Ms. Posnock, an attorney since 1984, is licensed in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and California. Ms. Posnock is a former public defender in Philadelphia and New Jersey and has extensive trial experience. Ms. Posnock has represented individuals in hundreds of cases, involving state and federal criminal charges, appeals, and petitions for post-conviction relief.
Ms. Posnock was trial and appellate counsel in State of New Jersey v. Alex Grant, an important case in which her client’s indictment for murder was dismissed by the New Jersey Appellate Division because he was brought before a grand jury in handcuffs. This case has been cited in numerous law review articles, subsequent legal cases, and the New Jersey Court Rules with respect to the right to the presentation of fair and unbiased grand jury testimony.
Ms. Posnock lectured on criminal law topics to the Bar Association of San Francisco Young Lawyers Division, and chaired its Criminal Section. She has written articles on criminal law topics, including “A Model Code of Conduct,” Business Crimes Bulletin, Compliance and Litigation, Vol. 1, No. 3, April 1994. While a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Posnock worked for the Hon. A. Leon Higginbotham, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Education: University of Pennsylvania, BA History, Honors graduate (1981); American University, Juris Doctor (1984), named Outstanding Student in the Criminal Trial Clinical Program.
Bar Admissions: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.