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Brian Swanson

Bartlit Beck

Brian represents clients in high-stakes litigation across the country. He has extensive trial experience before judges and juries in federal and state courts, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of practice areas, including mass torts, general commercial disputes, and intellectual property.

Lead trial counsel

Walgreens (Opioids Litigation)
Clark Material Handling (v Toyota Material Handling, tortious interference)

Trial Counsel

EEOC (v. Texas Roadhouse)


Northwestern University School of Law, 2001, J.D., cum laude
Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
Amherst College, 1994, B.A., cum laude

Professional Activities

Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, High-Tech Trial Techniques
Chicago Run, Board Member
Common Ground Foundation, Board Member (2014-2016)