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Eleni A. Swank

Eleni A. Swank


Eleni Swank is a trusted counsel to Fortune 500 companies and disruptive startups in complex, high-exposure litigation from inception through trial. She represents clients in litigation matters involving automotive product liability, technology platforms, catastrophic personal injuries, mass torts and class actions. Eleni helps technology innovators navigate the defense of high-stakes litigation in emerging areas of the law.

Eleni has written and argued both dispositive and trial motions, prepared trial themes and opening and closing statements, and prepared, examined and cross-examined witnesses at trial. She has served as first chair for numerous high exposure mediations and has served as third chair trial counsel. Eleni is admitted in both Washington State and California, and she splits her time between both states.

In her free time, Eleni enjoys traveling with her husband and friends, woodworking and refinishing furniture, and exploring with her two dogs near Mount Rainier in Washington and in the southern California hills.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2017
  • Washington, 2020

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington


  • Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, J.D., 2017

    magna cum laude

    2017 Distinguished Graduate award recipient

    Senior Notes and Comments Editor, Chapman Law Review

    Law School Student Ambassador

    Academic Teaching Fellow, Civil Procedure I

    CALI Award (Highest Class Grade) in Civil Procedure I, Corporations, International Law, Law, Lawyers, and the Legal System in Film, Mediation Clinic for Juveniles & Fundamentals of In-House Counsel

  • Western Washington University, B.A., 2014

    Majors: Business Management and Marketing

    College of Business and Economics Merit Scholarship Recipient

    Alpha Kappa Psi Executive Board Member; All-Academic Team; Bronze Distinguished Service Award Recipient


Professional Associations

    • Orange County Bar Association
      —OCBA Young Lawyer’s Association
    • Orange County Bar Women Lawyer’s Association
    • King County Bar Association
    • Women in eDiscovery
    • Defense Research Institute 


    • Best Lawyers
      —Ones to Watch: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2024
    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —Southern California Rising Star, 2023

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • "News and Updates on Prop 65 a Year After the Big Changes," Presenter, Webinar, October 2019


  • "Trends Since the New Prop 65 Requirements Went Into Effect" Author, Client Alert, September 2018
  • "A Primer on the New Requirements of Proposition 65," Author, Client Alert, June 2018
  • "Questions of Impartiality Result in a Finding of Violation of Due Process for Zen Magnets," Author, Client Alert June 2018
  • "A Brief Guide to the Replica Motor Vehicle Exemption to Federal Safety Standards in the Face of Implementation Delays," Author, Client Alert, May 2018

Judicial Clerkships

  • California Court of Appeals, Hon. Justice William W. Bedsworth
    —Law Clerk, 2016