IRVINE, CA – Rutan & Tucker announced the addition of Alex Swanson as a Senior Counsel in its Litigation and Trial section. Mr. Swanson represents businesses in civil litigation including environmental and mass toxic tort litigation, Proposition 65 defense, and CERCLA cost recovery actions. He joins Rutan from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
“Alex’s depth of experience in handling cases extending to environmental, life sciences and consumer products give our already experienced team a boost,” says Rutan’s Managing Partner Mark Frazier. “Rutan prides itself on its litigation experience and having another lawyer like Alex on our team only enhances our capabilities.”
Mr. Swanson counsels clients through all stages of complex litigation in state and federal courts, from initial pleadings through trial and appeal, as well as mediation and arbitration. He has also handled contract disputes, business torts, and patent litigation involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
“Rutan has a strong reputation as a premier law firm for litigation in Orange County and I wanted to be a part of that,” says Mr. Swanson. “The firm is a good fit for my practice and I am looking forward to contributing to the successful litigation outcomes for its clients.”
Mr. Swanson graduated from University of Chicago Law School with a J.D. in 2011 and received his M.S. in 2008 from the University of Arizona. In 2005, he graduated cum laude with a B.S. from Cornell University.