• B.A., University of Wisconsin—Madison (2009)
  • J.D., The Pennsylvania State University—The Dickinson School of Law (2014)

Bar affiliations & court admissions: 

  • Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Bar of the State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania; and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. 

Professional affiliations: 

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association 
  • American Bar Association


  • Effective Merger Enforcement: Is it Time for a Retrospective Study on Cross-Market Provider Transactions, A.B.A., Section of Antitrust Law, 8 State Enforcement Committee Newsletter 4, 10 (Spring 2017).

Aaron L. Schwartz


Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP

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Aaron L. Schwartz joined Kaplan Fox in 2017 and became a partner of the firm in 2024. He has broad experience in class action, opt-out, and other complex litigation with particularized focus on antitrust, consumer protection, and securities matters.

Mr. Schwartz has served on court-appointed lead counsel teams in several notable actions, including In re Google Play Consumer Antitrust Litig., 20-cv-05761 (N.D. Cal.) (ongoing consumer action alleging unlawful monopolization of the Google Play Store), In re Vale S.A. Sec. Litig., 19-cv-526 (E.D.N.Y.) (ongoing securities action alleging misstatements and omissions to investors related to dam safety), and In re Apple Inc. Device Perform. Litig., 18-md-2827 (N.D. Cal.) (consumer action alleging unlawful iPhone throttling that settled in March 2021 for $310 million).

Mr. Schwartz has also served as counsel to public pension funds and institutional investor clients in matters concerning corporate mismanagement and breach of fiduciary duties. For example, he represented ATRS in Ark. Teacher Ret. Sys. v. Allianz Global Inv. US LLC, 20-cv-5615 (S.D.N.Y.), which concerned alleged misconduct and gross mismanagement of three investment funds. Mr. Schwartz also currently represents CalSTRS and the Firemen’s Retirement System of St. Louis in a derivative action arising out of Facebook’s many years of allegedly improper data sharing practices. See In re Facebook, Inc. Deriv. Litig., 2018-0307-JRS (Del. Ch.)

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schwartz served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Antitrust Section (2014-2017), where he successfully enjoined anticompetitive corporate mergers and prosecuted product-hopping schemes, market allocation schemes, and other unfair trade practices.

Mr. Schwartz graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Madison in 2009 with dual degrees in history and political science. He obtained his law degree in 2014 from The Pennsylvania State University—The Dickinson School of Law. During law school, Mr. Schwartz was a senior editor for the Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs and a member of the Moot Court Board. Mr. Schwartz is admitted to practice in the States of New York and Pennsylvania, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania; and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.