Peter A. Swanson

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Covington & Burling LLP
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2401
Tel: 202.662.5111
Fax: 202.778.5111





  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2004
    • Valedictorian, summa cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • George Washington Law Review, Member
  • The George Washington University, B.S., 2001
    • magna cum laude
    • Tau Beta Pi

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Peter Swanson practices primarily in the firm’s litigation and intellectual property practice groups.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a telecommunications company in complex antitrust and patent litigation involving a month-long trial.
  • Procured highly favorable settlements for software and shipping companies in patent cases. 
  • Filed amicus brief at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on the issue of patentable subject matter.
  • Represented a major US company in an ERISA litigation involving the company’s 401(k) plan.

Honors and Rankings

  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, IP Litigation "Rising Star" (2014)

Publications and Speeches

  • "Expert Testimony after Daubert: Meister v. Medical Engineering Corporation," 71 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 486 (2003)
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