During his government service, Swain played a central role in constructing and negotiating the national opioid settlements, serving as leader of the multi-state negotiating team in years-long settlement discussions with multiple Fortune 50 pharmaceutical companies and thousands of local governments. Those settlements created crisis abatement funds totaling more than $50 billion, brought industry-changing injunctive relief to the pharmaceutical industry, and helped resolve the “massive, and massively complex” opioid pharmaceutical liability litigation, which the New York Times has called “one of the most complicated and gargantuan legal battles in American history.”
Swain currently serves as a Strategic Advisor to Cozen O’Connor’s nationally preeminent State Attorneys General Practice Group, working in close collaboration on matters related to State AG investigations, negotiations, and litigation.
Before being appointed to his senior government position by Attorney General Josh Stein in 2017, Swain was a partner at Morningstar Law Group where he focused on complex litigation in multiple jurisdictions across the country. He also previously served in the Georgia Attorney General’s Office under Attorney General Thurbert Baker.
Swain is a native of Winston-Salem, a passionate fan of English football, a student of history, and an avid runner and hiker.
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