Jonathan Schwartz is Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer. In addition to serving as UCI’s top lawyer, Schwartz oversees the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department, which includes the following areas: Legal and Business Affairs, Corporate Compliance, Government Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Empowerment, Global Security, Standards and Practices and Advertising Review. Bringing together these functions under Schwartz’ leadership solidifies the Company’s commitment to lead by example as an ethical and fair company driven by its mission to inform, entertain and empower the communities it serves. Schwartz has also served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Head of Government Relations, and Secretary for Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America.
Prior to joining UCI, Schwartz served as managing director and general counsel for JPMorgan’s Investment Bank. Previously, he was executive vice president and general counsel at Cablevision Systems. Prior to that, Schwartz held various roles, including senior vice president and deputy general counsel of Time Warner Inc., and as general counsel of online music company Napster.
Early in his career, Schwartz worked as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He then joined the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he worked for the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General. He also served as a law clerk for Judge Harry T. Edwards on the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., and for Justice Thurgood Marshall on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Schwartz graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s of science degree in economics and received his juris doctorate degree from Stanford Law School. He was then awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to attend Cambridge University, where he earned a master’s degree in international relations. Schwartz was selected as a Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.
Schwartz is a member of several nonprofit boards, including the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors and the University of Pennsylvania Basketball Board.