Jennifer Swize focuses on appellate and complex civil litigation, with experience in a variety of industries and an emphasis on high-technology companies. She has substantial experience in appeals and district court litigation spanning a range of subject matters and issues, both substantive and procedural, with extensive experience in patent appeals. Jennifer's experience in patent litigation and appeals includes claim construction, Daubert motions, damages, and dispositive patent-law issues critical at summary judgment and trial. Jennifer has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Fourth, Sixth, and District of Columbia Circuits, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia and District of Massachusetts.
In her pro bono work, Jennifer represents a parent in a child custody appeal and regularly serves as pro bono counsel in the federal courts of appeals. In the Fourth Circuit, Jennifer and her colleagues obtained a significant victory for a family from El Salvador seeking asylum in the United States after being persecuted by a gang.
Jennifer is a member of the Washington Office recruiting committee. She is also a member of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court and the Federal Circuit Bar Association and an inaugural member of the Bloomberg Law Litigation Innovation Board, and she has been a guest speaker and author on appellate practice and patent issues.
Law Clerk: to the Honorable Jose A. Cabranes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2003-2004) and to the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (2002-2003)
Celgene wins in district court case, invalidating patent asserted against its Thalomid and Revlimid brand cancer drugs
Manufacturer of medical equipment obtains dismissal of False Claims Act qui tam action related to patent applications
Myriad Genetics obtains Supreme Court patent victory on synthetic DNA molecules relating to its breast and ovarian cancer test