Practice Areas

Mary McNamara and Ed Swanson

Swanson & McNamara LLP provides representation in virtually every aspect of criminal law and in a broad spectrum of civil matters. This includes representation of individuals, corporations and institutions during all phases of trial and appellate proceedings.

The firm’s lawyers practice in both federal and state courts, before federal and state criminal grand juries, and before federal and state regulatory agencies.

White Collar

Our firm is top-ranked in Band 1 in the Chambers USA Guide for White Collar Crime and Government Investigations and is recognized for its ability to handle the most sensitive and demanding of cases.  Our lawyers have been recognized as Superlawyers since the inception of the Superlawyers program in Northern California.  Mary McNamara is the 2012 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year in White Collar for San Francisco and one of the San Francisco Daily Journal’s Top Women Lawyers.  Ed Swanson was a Recorder Lawyer of the Year in 2011. We have extensive experience representing professionals under investigation or facing charges in federal and state courts on a broad spectrum of matters, including insider trading, complex financial offenses, procurement fraud, health care, tax and banking matters. We have represented executives at Morgan Stanley, Google, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, KLA-Tencor, Samsung, Johnson & Johnson and other prominent companies. We pride ourselves on being able to grasp the fundamentals of our clients’ businesses in a way that is efficient and cost-effective.  Our engagements have included the first internet pharmaceutical case in California, a Major League Baseball-related steroid investigation, the first criminal case arising out of the California Electricity Crisis, the first prosecution under Sarbanes-Oxley, and major investigations involving the high tech, green energy and petrochemical industries.