Mr. Charles W. Schwartz of Houston, Texas is the Chairman of the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System. He is the former managing partner of the Houston office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He is a nationally known securities litigator and mergers & acquisitions expert. Charles has a Bachelors, Masters, and Law degree from The University of Texas, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is a Life Member of the American Law Institute. He served as the Chairman of the Board of the State Bar of Texas from 2002 to 2003. He was a Director of the State Bar from 2000 to 2004. He is a Life Benefactor Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and Houston Bar Foundation. He received the Dan Rugeley Price Memorial Award from the Texas Bar Foundation in 2004. He served on the Texas Commission for Lawyer Discipline from 2008 to 2014. He served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Homer Thornberry of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Mr. Schwartz was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry in 2013. He served two terms as Chairman of the Committee on Finance and served as a member of the Committee on Buildings and Physical Plant. He has served on the Policy Review Committee and the Committee on Academic and Student Affairs. Mr. Schwartz also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board for Lease of University Lands. His term expires February 1, 2019.