“A superbly strong, smart and savvy group that uses its resources extremely wisely.”

-Chambers & Partners Review

“A superbly strong, smart and savvy group that uses its resources extremely wisely.”

-Chambers & Partners Review

Swanson & McNamara LLP is a trial and appellate law firm specializing in high-stakes criminal, civil, and regulatory defense and internal investigations. We handle complex matters efficiently and discreetly while providing our clients with the highest level of personal service. We work closely with our clients to develop creative and winning strategies for all types of legal problems. And in every case — from the largest to the smallest — we fight to achieve the best possible legal outcome.

Our Practice AreasOur Team

PRACTICE AREAS

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, in both federal and state investigations and courtrooms. 

WHITE COLLAR

  • Accounting fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Fraud on the government
  • Embezzlement
  • Public corruption
  • Economic espionage
  • Trade secret theft
  • Tax crimes
  • Insider trading
  • Price fixing

COURT-APPOINTED NEUTRAL

  • Discovery special master
  • Mediation
  • Court expert

GENERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE

  • RICO
  • Narcotics offenses
  • Violent crimes
  • Obstruction/Perjury
  • Sex crimes
  • Extortion
  • Robbery
  • Arson
  • Immigration fraud
  • Appeals
  • Habeas Corpus

INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS

  • Audit and committee investigations
  • School and workplace investigations
  • Public entity investigations
  • Pool counsel

CIVIL LITIGATION

  • SEC enforcement
  • Trade secret disputes
  • Fee disputes
  • Civil forfeiture
  • Local counsel
  • Restraining orders

COURT-APPOINTED NEUTRAL

  • Discovery special master
  • Mediation
  • Court expert

OUR TEAM

Mary McNamara

Mary McNamara

PARTNER

Edward Swanson

Edward Swanson

PARTNER

August Gugelmann

August Gugelmann

PARTNER

Britt Evangelist

Britt Evangelist

PARTNER

Audrey Barron

Audrey Barron

ASSOCIATE

Carly Bittman

Carly Bittman

ASSOCIATE

Amy Jo McGuigan

Amy Jo McGuigan

PARALEGAL

Kelsey Schur

Kelsey Schur

OFFICE MANAGER

CONTACT US

Swanson & McNamara LLP

300 Montgomery Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 477-3800
Fax: (415) 477-9010

General Contact

Kelsey Schur

kelsey@smllp.law

Attorneys

Ed Swanson

ed@smllp.law

Mary McNamara

mary@smllp.law

August Gugelmann

august@smllp.law

Britt Evangelist

britt@smllp.law

Audrey Barron

audrey@smllp.law

Carly Bittman

Carly@smllp.law