Former Head of Complex Litigation for Missouri Attorney General’s Office Joins Lathrop Gage


Kansas City, MO (April 18, 2019) – Lathrop Gage is pleased to welcome Eric Swan as Of Counsel in the firm’s Kansas City, Missouri, office. Prior to his time in the Attorney General’s office, Swan was a Partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, where he worked for 13 years. While there, he focused on complex litigation in state and federal courts across the country with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and medical device product liability claims. His work included defending Fortune 500 companies in significant mass tort actions and multidistrict litigation cases.

Most recently, Swan served as Unit Lead for Complex Litigation for the Missouri Attorney General’s office. He joins the firm’s Toxic and Mass Tort and Environmental Law teams as a litigator.

Swan received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2006, from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, where he was a member of UMKC Law Review and graduated Order of the Barristers. He also has a M.S. in Cancer and Cellular Biology, 2003, from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 2003, and a B.A. in Chemistry from Saint Louis University, 2000.

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