- Serving as lead counsel in San Remo Hotel, L.P. v. City and County of San Francisco, 545 U.S. 323 (2005), holding that unsuccessful state-court takings claimants are not entitled to relitigate their claims in federal court, and San Remo Hotel, L.P. v. City and County of San Francisco, 27 Cal.4th 643 (2002), holding that legislative exactions are not subject to heightened judicial review.
- Working 22 years in San Francisco City Attorney’s Office — Head of Land Use & Environmental Litigation.
- As a Lecturer at Stanford Law School, teaching a course on Land Use Law.
Community Service, Publications, and Recognitions
- California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) Award 2006.
- County Counsel’s Association of California Program Award 2003.
- American Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award 2003.
- Andrew Schwartz, No Competing Theory of Constitutional Interpretation Justifies Regulatory Takings Ideology, 34:2 Stanford Envt’l L. J. 247 (2015).
- Douglas Kendall, Timothy Dowling, Andrew Schwartz, Takings Litigation Handbook: Defending Takings Challenges to Land Use Regulation (2000).
Member of the Bar of the State of California, the United States Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit, and several other federal courts.
UCLA, JD, 1979
Stanford, BA, 1976
I am an avid cyclist. I commute, recreate, and vacation by bike whenever possible. I spend summers in Madison, Wisconsin to get a change of scene. I am interested in music of all genres and play the piano.