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Swati Prakash is a litigator who represents a variety of clients in commercial litigation in state, federal, and administrative courts, with a focus on business and employment law. Her most recent litigation matters have focused on misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, employee non-competes and breach of contract. Ms. Prakash also maintains an active pro bono docket with a focus on civil rights impact litigation. She represents clients in a broad range of industries, including the pharmaceutical, health care, genomics, sports, and financial services industries.


  • Represent clients as both plaintiffs and defendants to claims of misappropriation of trade secrets in federal court and before the International Trade Commission.
  • Represented a health data services company in three-day trial seeking enforcement of employee non-compete agreement.
  • Represent musical instrument parts supplier as the plaintiff in a claim for defamation and false advertising under the Lanham Act.

Pro Bono

  • Represent parents and young children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2018 in tort claims against the United States government in A.P.F. et al. v. United States, No. 20-cv-00065 (D. Arizona).
  • Represent death row inmates in Tennessee and Alabama in a federal habeas corpus proceeding.
  • Represented plaintiffs challenging Alabama’s photo identification voting requirement under the Voting Rights Act.
  • Represented a former grocery store clerk in a federal action alleging minimum wage and overtime violations and sexual orientation discrimination.

Previous Experience

  • Law clerk to the Honorable Margo K. Brodie, Eastern District of New York (2013-2014)
  • Program Director, The Pacific Institute (Oakland, CA)
  • Environmental Health Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice (New York, NY)