Erik K. Swanholt

Erik Swanholt has substantial experience in a broad range of litigation matters, with an emphasis on product liability, pharmaceutical defects, complex commercial and consumer class action litigation, and toxic torts. He has defended individual and class action product liability and toxic tort claims in a variety of industries, including consumer products, pharmaceuticals, off-road vehicles, industrial safety equipment, and asbestos. His broad experience in complex commercial litigation matters includes unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, and antitrust claims under state and federal consumer protection statutes involving health care, food and beverage, and other consumer products. Erik also has handled numerous construction matters.

Erik is the e-discovery lead in the Los Angeles Office, a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group, and is knowledgeable and experienced in social medial policy and law. He also serves as the hiring partner for the Los Angeles Office.

Representative clients in recent public matters include Abbott Laboratories, Bosch, Celgene, Dole, Genentech, Mattel, North Safety Products, PepsiCo, Sempra, Takeda, TECT Aerospace, Textron, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, and Yamaha.

Erik is a member of the State Bar of California and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and is a volunteer and frequent pro bono lawyer for Bet Tzedek and Public Counsel. He has received the California State Bar's Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Services every year from 2005 to 2012. He also has served as a volunteer assistant district attorney conducting trial work for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Business and Tort Litigation (USA), 2) Product Liability Litigation, 3) Toxic Tort Exposure Litigation, 4) e-Discovery and 5) Construction
Law School UC Hastings College of the Law
Admitted Year 1995
Education University of California, San Diego (B.A., 1993)
Bar Member / Association California and before all federal district courts in California
Most recent firm Jones Day
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