Tim Swain




(617) 315-0739

800 Boylston St.
26th Floor
Boston, MA 02199

New York

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
B.A., University of Pennsylvania


Tim Swain is a partner at Vicente LLP, where he leads the firm’s litigation department and assists with regulatory work. He represents businesses and individuals in a wide array of civil matters in federal and state courts and before regulatory agencies. His litigation practice focuses on complex business disputes, including breach of contract, interests in real property, zoning, securities law, fraud, and intellectual property. He practices actively in federal district and state courts and has extensive appellate experience in both state and federal court systems.  
In addition to litigation, Tim has years of experience providing regulatory assistance in the cannabis and alcohol industries. He has conducted complicated and substantial internal investigations of organizations to identify and remedy regulatory compliance concerns, recommend organizational changes and best practices, and defend clients in regulatory enforcement actions in the cannabis and alcohol industries.  

Prior to joining Vicente, Tim founded Swain LLC, where he provided experienced representation for litigation and appeals, regulatory compliance, government investigations and business compliance in the Boston area. Tim also spent several years as an attorney in the Litigation Department at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in New York, where he worked on a wide variety of matters, served on Gibson Dunn's eDiscovery Committee, and led the firm's pro bono Guardianship Project and Holocaust Reparations Project. Tim has also served as Of Counsel for MG+M The Law Firm, a Boston-based national law firm. In this role, Tim handled commercial litigation in federal and state courts in Massachusetts involving a range of claims, including, breach of contract, unfair business practices, infringement on intellectual property rights, and breach of privacy rights. He handled complex motion practice and appeals for some of MG+M's largest clients, including Boeing, Colgate, and Texas Instruments. 


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