Alethea Anne Swift
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee Member
Massey & Gail LLP
1000 Maine Ave. SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
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.