Thomas “Tom” Schwartz portrait

Thomas “Tom” Schwartz

Chief financial officer, Robins Kaplan LLP


Tom Schwartz joined Minneapolis-based law firm Robins Kaplan in 2019, bringing with him nearly 30 years of accounting, finance, and leadership experience. As CFO, he immediately began to reassess the team’s capabilities and processes, hire new personnel (including an all-new management team), and introduce new tools to increase efficiencies in finance.

When Covid-19 forced most employees to work from home, Schwartz directed a comprehensive effort of process standardization to ensure uniformity across the organization. He also introduced new automation methods to reduce errors and inefficiencies. His efforts helped the firm transition smoothly to remote work.