Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

Steven Schwartz

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Practice Areas

Reinsurance and Insurance Litigation and Arbitration


Steve Schwartz has devoted much of his practice to reinsurance litigation and arbitration since the early 1990s. He has represented major insurance and reinsurance companies in disputes involving property/casualty reinsurance, life/health reinsurance, insurance insolvency, alternative risk transfer and finite risk reinsurance. Steve has also represented clients in litigation relating to mergers and acquisitions of reinsurance companies, and in other disputes arising out of the use of reinsurance in corporate transactions. Steve has acted as first chair in numerous arbitration hearings and in trials in federal and state court.

Steve is regularly called upon to write and speak on reinsurance issues. He is the author of Reinsurance Law: An Analytic Approach (Law Journal Press), one of the leading treatises in the field.

Before joining Chaffetz Lindsey, Steve was a partner at Locke Lord and Clifford Chance.

Professional Memberships

ARIAS-U.S. (President & Director); ABA; NYCBA.


J.D., Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar); A.B., Princeton University, cum laude.