Eric W. Swanis: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Eric W. Swanis

Las Vegas,  NV  U.S.A.

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  • Litigation
    Contact InfoTelephone: 702.938.6895
    Fax: 702.792.9002
    University University of Nevada, Las Vegas, B.A., Liberal Studies, Business, 1992 Dean's List, Legislative Internship, U.S. House of Representatives, Recipient, Academic Scholarship, Broker/Salesman License, 2005
    Law SchoolPepperdine University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1998 Member, Pepperdine Law Review, Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Real Property and Legal Research & Writing, Recipient, Academic Scholarship
    Admitted1998, Nevada; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

    Professional & Community Involvement
    •Member, American Bar Association
    •Member, State Bar of Nevada
    •Member, Clark County Bar Association
    •Member, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
    •Member, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
    •Member, North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
    •Board Member, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
    •Faculty Member, Greenberg Traurig, Trial Skills Academy
    •Firm Pro Bono Coordinator, Greenberg Traurig
    •Coach/Manager, Warriors Baseball Club
    •Volunteer, Shade Tree Shelter for Abused Children

    BornLas Vegas, Nevada, April 16, 1968

    Eric W. Swanis is an experienced trial lawyer who represents local, national and international companies in a wide array of complex litigation matters involving product liability, personal injury, financial services, bankruptcy, business, technology, intellectual property, employment, construction, and real estate issues. Eric has a wide range of experience managing litigation in state court, federal court, and multidistrict litigation (MDL). His experience includes large mass tort actions, class actions as well as single plaintiff litigation.

    Awards & Recognition
    •Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2013-2015
    •Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2012-2014
    •Listed, Nevada Business magazine, Southern Nevada Legal Elite, 2010
    •Recipient, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Presidential Rank Award Recipient, 2002

    Associated News & Events
    13 Greenberg Traurig Las Vegas Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
    13 Greenberg Traurig Las Vegas Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
    12 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in the 2012 edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP Names New Shareholders: Class of 2008 is More than 50 Percent Minorities/Women

    Published Articles
    Under the Watchful Eye - What do FDA Warning Letters Tell Us?

    Articles, Publications, & Lectures
    •Co-Author, Under the Watchful Eye: What do FDA Warning Letters Tell Us? Litigation Management magazine, Summer 2014
    •Co-Author, New Rules Governing Expert Witnesses in Federal Court, CommuniquE, January 2011
    •Speaker, Challenges and Solutions in Bankruptcy for Southern Nevada Businesses, 2009
    •Speaker, Trial Preparation for Paralegals, 2003

    •Legislative Internship, U.S. House of Representatives

    Areas of Concentration
    •Complex litigation
    •Product liability litigation
    •Pharmaceutical and medical device litigation
    •Personal injury litigation
    •Business litigation
    •Financial services litigation
    •Intellectual property litigation
    •Real estate law and litigation

    Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Acted as primary counsel in mass tort litigation involving thousands of plaintiffs alleging strict product liability claims against several of the world's largest pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. Defended international and national pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and distributors against product liability and failure to warn claims brought by hundreds of plaintiffs. Defended hedge fund sued by numerous investors against allegations of improper servicing of securitized assets. Prosecuted patent infringement claims against numerous international automotive part manufacturers. Defended numerous national lenders and loan servicers in high volume of borrower suits alleging wrongful foreclosure, unfair trade practices, unfair lending practices, breach of fiduciary duty and quiet title claims. Defended one of Mexico's largest real estate developers against $35 million joint venture and unlawful circumvention claim relating to a Las Vegas resort and casino. Represented Taiwanese company in fraud and breach of contract claim involving more than $230 million in damages claims over Las Vegas resort. Defended Japanese mortgage investment bank affiliate against fraud and breach of contract claim involving damages exceeding $1 million. Defeated claim for specific performance and lis pendens, on $62 million real estate contract, asserted against a Las Vegas hotel and casino. Defended prominent computer manufacturer against breach of contract claim involving more than $40 million in claimed damages. Prosecuted defective software claim and obtained proprietary source code on behalf of gaming company against software manufacturer. Defended jewelry manufacturer against trademark infringement claims involving national advertising. Prosecuted defective elevator claim against national elevator company and state university. Prosecuted claim against former employee of national company for breach of employment contract and duty of confidentiality. Defended Wall Street bank and international insurance company against bad faith claim involving death of insured.

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    Office Information

    Eric W. Swanis

    3773 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 400 North
    Las VegasNV 89169


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