Recognized by San Francisco Business TImes as one of its 40 Under 40 for 2013, Ms. Swick specializes in litigating class action, complex business and insurance coverage matters. Her experience includes state and federal trial courts, appellate work in the California Court of Appeal, as well as arbitration in the international arena. Being trained as a mediator, Ms. Swick also regularly resolves cases via mediation.
Ms. Swick has represented insurers, pharmaceutical companies, manufacturing companies and other businesses against claims of unfair competition law violations under Section 17200 of the Business and Professions Code, and litigating breach of contract and business torts. She has litigated specific issues relating to false advertising and Insurance Code violations.
Ms. Swick’s practice also includes advising U.S. and international clients on compliance with the legal and regulatory landscape on data protection and privacy. This includes dealing with regulatory investigations, audits, and litigation as well as avoiding security breaches. Ms Swick stays current on the complex and ever-changing laws and regulations affecting privacy, data protection, cross-border data transfers and sectors that collect sensitive personal information, such as finance and health.
Ms. Swick has also litigated and resolved cases for her insurer clients involving coverage disputes relating to general liability, errors and omissions, product liability, and environmental matters.
Ms. Swick has also represented corporate and entertainment industry clients involving government contracts, product liability, environmental and energy matters, copyright and trademark infringement and executive compensation.
Ms. Swick speaks and publishes regularly on current and emerging issues affecting her clients. She is also chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.