Dani Schwartz, Partner, Wachtel Missry LLP (New York), AAA Arbitrator
Dani Schwartz is an attorney, arbitrator, and mediator whose practice focuses on commercial disputes involving businesses, real estate, art and art galleries, and cyber, blockchain, and crypto matters.
He has been selected as a New York Super Lawyer or Super Lawyers Rising Star every year from 2013 to the present. In 2020, Mr. Schwartz was elected as a lifetime Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation in 2020, an honor limited to one percent of the New York State Bar Association membership who “are recognized for outstanding professional achievement, for dedication to the legal profession, and for commitment to the organized bar.”
In addition to being a member of CAfA’s Pool of Arbitrators, Mr. Schwartz serves on the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and has been appointed as chair, wing, or sole arbitrator in more than 60 arbitrations, including arbitrations in which he was court-appointed. He served three consecutive terms as Co-Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”) (2018 – 2021), and also served on the Executive Committee of NYSBA’s Dispute Resolution Section.
In practice as an attorney, Mr. Schwartz has represented international, national, and regional galleries, artists, businesses, and collectors in a variety of matters, including loan agreements, licensing agreements, insurance disputes, purchase and sale disputes, design matters, and valuation and damage disputes.
He is a frequently-invited speaker at arbitration events, and has given dozens of lectures on an array of arbitration topics, most recently having been selected as a faculty member for the American Bar Association’s 2023 Arbitration Training Institute.
Mr. Schwartz has written many articles on novel issues in the law that have been published in the New York Law Journal, Law360.com, and elsewhere, and his articles have been cited in scholarly treatises and commentaries.
His educational background includes: George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2003); Cornell University (B.A., 2000); and UCLA/Global CyberSecurity Institute (Certificate, 2019).