SAN DIEGO (July 26, 2011) – Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP today announced that Edward Patrick “Pat” Swan, Jr., Partner-In-Charge of the firm’s San Diego office, was named a member of the Best Lawyers® Advisory Board. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The 25-year-old publication’s board includes leading lawyers from almost every major world economy as well as general counsel from global companies with business on every continent.
“I am honored to join this distinguished board,” said Swan, a trial lawyer for 32 years. “As the legal industry continues to go through extensive changes, it’s critical that publications like Best Lawyers accurately and thoroughly depict this growing field. Our job as board members is to uphold the integrity and reputation of this publication and of our peers and the legal profession. This is not only important to the legal field but also to our clients, who seek the best-in-class legal solutions and lawyers.”
As a trial lawyer, Swan represents clients in complex civil and criminal litigation in Federal and State Courts throughout California and the United States in all areas including intellectual property, trade secrets, business, environmental, securities, fraud, personal injury, products liability, white collar fraud, false claims and commercial law. Swan is former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California. As a federal criminal prosecutor, he tried complex criminal cases, and had extensive grand jury, jury trial and appellate experience.
In addition to the Best Lawyers Advisory Board, Swan has served on various boards and is a member of several legal organizations, including the American Inns Of Court, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the San Diego County Bar Association, and the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers.
As a Best Lawyers Advisory Board member, Swan joins the general counsel of many major corporations, including the Bank of America, ConocoPhillips, AIG, Aetna, General Dynamics, Mass Mutual, GMAC, Rio Tinto, Nokia, and Manulife. The Board also includes the managing partners of many prominent firms, including Skadden; Sullivan & Cromwell; Cravath; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; White & Case; Sidley; Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher; and Morrison & Foerster.
Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting extensive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. In the United States., Best Lawyers publishes an annual referral guide, The Best Lawyers in America, which includes 41,149 attorneys in 126 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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