Alethea Anne Swift



Massey & Gail LLP
The Wharf
1000 Maine Ave. SW
Suite 450
Washington, D.C. 20024

Office: 202.652.4511
Direct: 202.964.7678
Fax: 312.379.0467

Anne is an experienced commercial litigator whose practice encompasses all phases of litigation, including trials and appeals. She litigates matters in state and federal court and has conducted several complex investigations.

Before joining Massey & Gail, Anne clerked for the Honorable James E. Graves, Jr. at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Honorable Robert Pitman at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. She also worked in the Washington office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and served as a Special Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Anne, who maintains an active pro bono practice, recently represented international human rights organizations as amicus curiae addressing a question certified to the D.C. Court of Appeals by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. She has also represented individuals challenging immigration decisions before federal appeals courts; sexual and domestic violence survivors; and asylum seekers from Iraq, Turkey, Iran, Kosovo, and Greece.

Anne graduated with honors from The University of Texas School of Law, where she was a member of the editorial board of the Texas Law Review and served as a Dean’s Fellow. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a crisis management consultant for several years.

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2016
  • The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, M.P.Aff., 2016
  • Lewis & Clark College, B.A., 2009
  • The Honorable James E. Graves, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • The Honorable Robert L. Pitman, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Next Generation Leader, American Constitution Society
  • Vice President, Board of Directors, Avow Foundation for Abortion Access
  • Successfully argued in favor of a nationwide injunction preventing implementation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ most-favored-nation rule.
  • Represented numerous clients in affirmative actions protecting their rights under the Lanham Act.
  • Represented clients facing civil RICO claims in federal court and arbitration.
  • Assisted in representing a global investment bank in a variety of congressional and state attorney general investigations.
  • Assisted in representing a healthcare services provider in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into alleged violations of the False Claims Act.
  • Assisted in representing a major urban transit authority in a series of First Amendment suits in federal court.