Because of Schwind's fluency in Portuguese, he began working on projects in Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa, where "there is a tremendous explosion of activity in natural resources," he says. "I never imagined that by going to Brazil and focusing on Latin America that I would end up doing projects in Africa."
Now, Schwind is based in Houston but says he "will continue to support what Jones Day is doing through its foreign legal consultancy in Sao Paulo."
"I feel very blessed to be in the position to do some of the things I really love," he says -- "speaking foreign languages, meeting people and working on transactions in an international setting."
This article first appeared on Texas Lawyer's Tex Parte blog.