Timothy Swan Transitions to BakerHostetler

Transactional attorney bolsters corporate team over wide breadth of industries

Press Releases / July 29, 2019

CINCINNATI — July 29, 2019 — BakerHostetler has announced that Timothy (“Tim”) Swan has joined the firm as a partner in its Business Group. Swan, who was previously a partner at Sidley Austin LLP and, most recently, at Frost Brown Todd LLC, will be resident in the firm’s Cincinnati office.

Swan advises clients through a variety of technology transactions, most often in the life sciences, healthcare IT and information technology sectors. He also works with clients and investors on equity and convertible debt financings. In addition, Swan has experience counseling clients on both the buyer and seller sides of M&A transactions, with a focus on software, life science and other technology targets.

From working with startups and emerging companies to large, established clients, Swan is well-versed in preparing and negotiating licensing, collaboration, joint venture, development, professional services, contract research, manufacturing, clinical trial and other technology-related agreements.

“The technology transactions practice is a high-growth area for BakerHostetler, as our clients consistently identify technology issues as a top driver of change in their businesses,” said Ashley Hess, chair of the Business Group in Cincinnati. “Tim will be a strong addition to that team and will support our national team of corporate attorneys on technology aspects of transactional matters. Additionally, Tim adds to our growing life sciences practice.”

“BakerHostetler really provides some notable opportunities to expand my practice,” said Swan. “Not only does the firm’s national footprint allow me to provide service to my clients where they reside, but the firm also has an incredibly deep bench of seasoned attorneys who can help resource my clients across a spectrum of legal issues — particularly those concerning data privacy and security and FDA matters. I’m also excited about integrating with BakerHostetler’s strong existing team of technology transaction lawyers.”

Swan received his B.S. from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and his J.D. from the University of Chicago School of Law, where he was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review.


About BakerHostetler

Recognized as one of the top firms for client service, BakerHostetler is a leading national law firm that helps clients around the world address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With five core national practice groups – Business, Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Tax – the firm has more than 970 lawyers located in 14 offices coast to coast. BakerHostetler is widely regarded as having one of the country’s top 10 tax practices, a nationally recognized litigation practice, an award-winning data privacy practice and an industry-leading business practice. The firm is also recognized internationally for its groundbreaking work recovering more than $13 billion in the Madoff Recovery Initiative, representing the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Visit bakerlaw.com.


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