DLA Piper appoints Aravind Swaminathan as Seattle ​litigation partner

Aravind Swaminathan has joined DLA Piper’s litigation practice as a partner in the Seattle office.

Previously an assistant US attorney in the Western District of Washington, Swaminathan led the cybercrime outreach programme and worked extensively with the Federal Trade Commission and other stakeholders on data privacy issues.

He also served in the Complex Crimes Unit in the Western District of Washington and was involved in a number of high-profile investigations and other matters, including the prosecution of complex Ponzi schemes, tax fraud and computer crime.

During his career, Swaminathan has tried significant white-collar felony jury cases and argued numerous Ninth Circuit appeals.

Prior to serving as an assistant US attorney, he was an associate in private practice, where he focused on securities, class action and other commercial litigation matters. Before that, Swaminathan clerked for judge Richard Tallman of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Swaminathan served as the lead organiser and presenter at the US Attorney’s Annual Cybercrime Conference in 2011 and 2012. He earned a JD from Boston University School of Law and a BA from Cornell University.