Linda Z. Swartz has been named as one of the 14 Influential Women in Tax Law by Law360 Tax Authority.
NEW YORK, NY, December 31, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Linda Z. Swartz, Esq., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Swartz celebrates many years’ experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Having distinguished herself as a partner and the chairperson of the tax group at the prestigious firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in New York City since 2001, Ms. Swartz has garnered a reputation for excellence in her specific area of law. Focusing her practice on corporate taxation, mergers and acquisitions taxation, restructurings, and bankruptcy taxation, she also advises clients on matters pertaining to fund structures, financing and derivative transactions. In addition to chairing and co-chairing the firm’s tax department for two decades, Ms. Swartz also enjoyed excelled for six years on the management committee. Prior to accepting her current appointment, she served as a senior attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore between 1995 and 1999 and was an associate attorney at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York City from 1987 to 1995.
In a career suffused with highlights, Ms. Swartz is most proud to have led the corporate tax process during her early career with Cadwalader. She was also fortunate to become involved in several large deals that afforded her additional opportunities. Some of these high-profile transactions included representing Proctor & Gamble Company, Pfizer Inc. and Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd., and such other prestigious organizations as the Boeing Company, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Dreamworks, Time Warner and Toys “R” Us. As a leading authority in her field, Ms. Swartz has contributed numerous articles to various professional journals, as well as chapters in several legal books.
Apart from her devotion to her career, Ms. Swartz has supported ongoing diversity and inclusion programs with respect to women in the legal field and beyond. Ms. Swartz established the Cadwalader Taskforce for the Advancement of Women. She has also served as a partner sponsor of the Cadwalader LGBT affinity network, as a member of the firm’s Women Leadership Initiative and as a lead organizer of the firm’s Civil Rights Series.
To prepare for her legal career, Ms. Swartz received a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, at Bucknell University in 1984 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence at the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. Eminently qualified in her field, she has been admitted to practice law by the New York Bar Association. In support of her successful career, Ms. Swartz has maintained affiliation as an executive committee member of the New York Bar Association Tax Section and the New York City Tax Club.
Celebrated for her tireless work ethic, Ms. Swartz has been recognized multiple times by numerous legal publications. Named as one of the 14 Influential Women in Tax Law by Law360 Tax Authority, she has also been cited in Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, The Legal 500’s Hall of Fame and as an AV-Rated Attorney by Martindale Hubbell. For her contributions empowering women, Ms. Swartz received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020 from the ALM Corporate Counsel.
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