Ilya Schwartzburg


Ilya handles life insurance and complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts nationwide, particularly in the areas of stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) policies, life insurance consumer practices, and software licensing disputes. Ilya has extensive experience researching and drafting appellate briefs, including briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prior to joining the firm, he was a managing commercial litigation associate at an international law firm where he developed extensive experience with insurance and securities class actions, arbitration rights, and contract disputes, as well as experience with employment disputes, regulatory affairs, lobbying and adjudication, land use disputes, and federal civil rights litigation. He was also a clinical intern for the Prosecution Clinic, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York and a legal intern at Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Public Assistance Crimes Unit. 

Ilya earned his bachelor’s degree, with general honors, from the University of Chicago and his law degree from New York University School of Law. Ilya is proficient in French and Hebrew, conversant in Russian, and has a working knowledge of German.


What’s Happening in California After McHugh? [Alert]

April 07, 2022

Michael Miller and Ilya Schwartzburg discuss the state of lapse cases six months after McHugh.

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  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • University of Chicago, B.A., with honors, 2010
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York

New York City Bar, Member of Administrative Law Committee, 2016-2019