Eric W. Swanis

Eric W. Swanis


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.


  • 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



  • In a Nevada case of first impression, obtained case-dispositive ruling on behalf of a national client that car rental companies are not required to independently verify the status of a renter’s motor vehicle license beyond assessing its facial validity.
  • 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.
  • Licensed Broker/Salesman, 2005
  • Legislative Internship, U.S. House of Representatives

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2013-2020
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2012-2019
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year,” 2018
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017
  • Listed, Nevada Business magazine, "Southern Nevada Legal Elite," 2010
  • Recipient, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Presidential Rank Award Recipient, 2002
  • 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


Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., cum laude, Pepperdine University School of Law, 1998
    • Member, Pepperdine Law Review
    • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Real Property and Legal Research & Writing
  • B.A., Liberal Studies (Business), University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1992
    • Dean's List
    • Recipient, Academic Scholarship
  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims