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Eric W. Swanis is an experienced trial lawyer with a diverse practice who counsels local, national and international companies in a wide array of matters including complex business, financial services, real estate, and mass tort issues in federal and state venues across the country. He represents publicly and privately held companies in cases involving breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, strict liability, and conspiracy claims. In addition, he has handled intellectual property, bankruptcy, construction, and a variety of creditor/debtor matters involving RICO, state consumer protection and unfair trade practices laws, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and Truth in Lending Act (TILA).


  • 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

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, a Law360 “Product Liability Practice Group of the Year,” 2021-2022
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2013-2024
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017 and 2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2012-2020
  • 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
  • Listed, Nevada Business magazine, "Southern Nevada Legal Elite," 2010
  • Recipient, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Presidential Rank Award Recipient, 2002
  • 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


  • 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