Whitney M. Swart



Whitney Swart is a litigation associate with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and the Pro Bono Racial Justice and Equity Practice Groups.

Whitney has worked on a variety of investigations and litigation disputes. She regularly consults clients on the Administrative Procedure Act, contract disputes, and international trade. Whitney also represents clients in internal or government investigations, including in proceedings and investigations by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and state entities. In addition, she maintains a substantial pro bono practice in immigration and constitutional law.
Prior to joining the firm, Whitney was a summer associate with Foley. While in law school, Whitney participated in the Intellectual Property Clinic, where she consulted with clients on their trademark and patent prospects and prepared trademark filings. Whitney also previously worked for two nonprofit organizations that specialize in immigration law. There, she helped primarily Spanish-speaking clients petition for immigration status.

Civic Organizations

Whitney Swart constantly sponsors a cat at the St. Joseph County Humane Society where she provides a designated cat with food and other necessities until adoption.


  • University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2020)
    • Managing articles editor, Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy (2018 - 2020)
    • Awarded Faculty Award for Excellence in Patent Law and Immigration Law (2018)
  • University of Michigan (B.A., summa cum laude, 2016) 


  • Spanish


  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia


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03 June 2021
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