Since joining Goodwin, Mr. Schweers has represented clients in white collar criminal matters, government investigations, securities litigation, and complex civil litigation in federal and state courts. Mr. Schweers also has experience in internal investigations for both private and public companies and institutions.
Mr. Schweers’ recent work includes:
- The Independent Directors of Granite Point Mortgage Trust, Inc., a public commercial mortgage REIT, in a confidential, binding arbitration relating to the termination of Granite Point’s external manager and internalization of its management function.
- The internal investigation on behalf of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology into its donations from and interactions with Jeffrey Epstein.
- A week-long international arbitration in Massachusetts successfully representing a global corporation in a breach of contract dispute.
- Defended a nationwide transportation company in a class action civil suit arising out of alleged misclassification of independent contractors.
- Represented various individuals and corporations in investigations conducted by the criminal and civil divisions of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, and healthcare fraud investigations relating to pharmaceutical sales and marketing practices, and drug and device manufacturing processes.
- Defended public companies and individuals in SEC insider trading investigation in which the SEC issued termination notices and declined to pursue enforcement actions.
- Represented parties responding to subpoenas from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Drafted clemency petition in connection with pro bono representation of client serving federal sentence for non-violent drug offenses for which penalty would have been substantially lower if convicted today.
- Represented multiple pro bono clients charged of first degree murder by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including in appeals court.
Prior to law school, Mr. Schweers was a 2010 Teach For America Corps Member in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he taught eighth-grade English.
While attending law school, Mr. Schweers interned at the United States Attorney’s Office (N.D. Ill.). Mr. Schweers was also heavily involved in Northwestern’s Bluhm Legal Clinic, where he worked in the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth on the highly publicized Brendan Dassey (Making a Murderer) involuntary confession case.