Erik K. Swanholt

Erik Swanholt is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. 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, toxic torts, as well as cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection. 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 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.

Additionally, Mr. Swanholt has handled numerous construction matters, litigated cybersecurity matters, and regularly consults with clients on cybersecurity issues. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice.

Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Swanholt was a partner in the Los Angeles office of a major international law firm based in the United States, where he was the e-discovery lead. Early in his legal career, he served as an extern to the Honorable Gustave A. Diamond at the United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania.

Good to know

Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, 2) Consumer Law and 3) Finance & Class Action
Law School University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D.,1998)
Admitted Year 1995
Education University of California, San Diego (B.A.,1993)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Foley & Lardner LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-swanholt-3618326/
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