Described by the New York Times as the person “often sought out in…thorny situations” by corporations when they must deliver on representations made to government regulators and prosecutors, Bart Schwartz has wide experience providing advice and support to corporations, governments and individuals.
He started his legal career investigating and prosecuting civil and criminal environmental cases in the country’s first federal Environmental Prosecutions Unit in the Southern District of New York. He later investigated and prosecuted many white collar, financial and traditional organized and narcotics crimes, eventually becoming the deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and the Chief of the Public Corruption Unit in that office. After a successful career as a white-collar criminal defense lawyer, he returned to the U.S. Attorney’s office to be Chief Assistant and later Chief of the Criminal Division, at the invitation of United States Attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani.
Mr. Schwartz has served as a trial lawyer, corporate advisor and CEO of a private company and a unit of a public company. For more than 30 years, he has managed complex investigations, prosecutions and security assessments, and provided sophisticated compliance and investigative services to a wide array of clients. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of SolutionPoint International, Inc., which owns Guidepost Solutions, LLC; Bode Technology Group, Inc.; and NSM Surveillance. Mr. Schwartz also serves on the board of HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY), where he serves as the Chairperson of the Compliance Committee. Mr. Schwartz holds a security clearance.
In addition to his business responsibilities, Mr. Schwartz devotes significant time and resources to the Police Athletic League in New York and sits on its Board of Directors and to the All Stars in New York, which also serves the youth of the City. In addition, he focuses on efforts to reduce human trafficking in the United States and worldwide.
Mr. Schwartz has had numerous court and other appointments to monitor the conduct of corporations in the concrete, construction, waste management and other industries. He has received assignments from or with the approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., the U.S Attorney’s Office for the S.D.N.Y., the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, the New York Organized Crime Task Force, the New York School Construction Authority, and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. He has conducted asset searches for the Bankruptcy Court, Trustees and Board Special Committees, including most recently in the Adelphia case.
Mr. Schwartz was a partner in a New York law firm specializing in federal civil and white-collar litigation. He also served as a Deputy Special Prosecutor in the investigation of a Presidential Cabinet Officer. For a number of years he ran Harrison Environmental Services, an environmental investigations firm headquartered in New Orleans.