John N. Schwartz

Senior Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 214 855 7173
United States
T:+1 214 855 7173
John N. Schwartz

John N. Schwartz



Mr. Schwartz focuses in the area of bankruptcy law and has represented all of the major participants in the bankruptcy context, including debtors, secured lenders, creditor committees, trustees, and representatives of foreign proceedings. This diverse experience has enabled him to represent clients in a variety of industries during all stages of the restructuring process - from pre-bankruptcy counseling to post-bankruptcy litigation - and to build a practice focused on the most complex aspects of the restructuring process, such as non-bankruptcy workouts, post-petition financing agreements, asset sales, plans and disclosure statements, and commercial litigation.

Professional experience

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JD, The University of Texas School of Law, 1996
BA, Philosophy/History, Rice University, 1992

Mr. Schwartz was admitted to practice law in the state of Texas in 1996. He is also admitted to practice in the following Federal Courts: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Northern District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, District of Arizona, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

  • Texas State Bar
  • Out of court restructurings
  • Advice relating to transactions with insolvent entities
  • Debtor-in-possession financing arrangements and cash collateral agreements
  • Acquisitions of assets out of bankruptcy
  • Plans and disclosure statements
  • Bankruptcy and other commercial litigation, including:
    • Avoidance actions (preferences and fraudulent transfers)
    • Perfection issues
    • Lender liability claims
    • Director and officer litigation
    • Commercial torts
  • Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2005 - 2006
  • "Overview of DIP Financing" - Prepared and presented for The University of Texas Law School Annual Bankruptcy Conference, 2007
  • State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section
    • LegalLine Committee (Co-Chair)
    • Pro Bono Committee (Subcommittee Chair)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • John C. Ford American Inn of Court.
  • Dallas Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers, Mentoring Committee
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • United Way Young Leaders Society
  • Young Professionals of Greater Dallas Chamber, Outreach Committee
  • Rice University Reunion Committee
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Bible Study Fellowship, Discussion Leader