Stephen Sidney Schwartz

Hon. Stephen Sidney Schwartz

Judge, United States Court of Federal Claims

Judge Schwartz was nominated to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on June 7, 2017, confirmed on December 8, 2020, and received his commission on December 22, 2020.


Judge Schwartz graduated from Yale College in 2005. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was Online Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review and a Hinton Moot Court finalist. He clerked for Judge Jerry E. Smith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


Following his clerkship, Judge Schwartz was a litigation associate at D.C. law firm, focusing his practice on appellate and administrative law matters. He then joined a non-profit where he litigated cases related to federal government transparency and administrative agency discretion. In 2016 he joined a D.C. litigation boutique where he represented state and local governments in complex trial court and appellate proceedings, becoming a partner in 2017.


A native of Winona, Minnesota, he lives with his family in Arlington, Virginia.


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