- Former Assistant US Attorney in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
- Chief of the Commercial Litigation Unit for the S.D.N.Y.
- Deputy Chief of the Civil Division for the S.D.N.Y.
- Civil Trial Attorney at the US Department of Justice – Washington, D.C.
- Recipient of Justice Department’s John Marshall award
- Special Commendation from the Attorney General
- An award from the Executive Office of US Attorneys, Tax Division
- Outstanding Achievement awards, and awards from the FDA and US Customs Service
- Began her career as an accountant at the offices of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.
- “Super Lawyer” from 2011-2020
Ms. Kaswan has been practicing law for over 40 years and is a partner in the Firm’s New York office. Ms. Kaswan currently focuses on representing cities, counties, and other municipalities from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida in both state and federal litigation against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid medications.
During her tenure as an Assistant US Attorney in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, including with respect to her promotions to Chief of the Commercial Litigation Unit and Deputy Chief of the Civil Division, Ms. Kaswan handled a number of complex fraud actions against major US contractors and served as lead counsel in litigation to enjoin the manufacture of adulterated generic drugs in the landmark case United States v. Barr Laboratories, Inc., 812 F. Supp. 458 (D.N.J. 1993).
Ms. Kaswan brought a derivative suit on behalf of New York University against Ezra Merkin to freeze funds belonging to a feeder fund to Bernard Madoff. She is also the lead lawyer for public nuisance actions by 13 Massachusetts cities against opioid manufacturers, distributors and chain pharmacies.
- United States v. Barr Laboratories, Inc., 812 F. Supp. 458 (D.N.J. 1993)
- Boilermakers National Annuity Trust Fund v. WaMu Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, No. 09-cv-00037 (W.D. Wash.) (succeeded in defeating the defendants’ motion for summary judgment, only weeks before it was scheduled to proceed to a jury trial)
- In the Matter of the Application of The Bank of New York Mellon, Index No. 651786/2011 (N.Y. Supr. Ct.) (nine-week trial)
- Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of the City of Chicago v. Bank of America, N.A.,
No. 12-cv-2865 (S.D.N.Y.)
- Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System v. U.S. Bank N.A., No. 11-cv-8066 (S.D.N.Y.)
- Carfagno v. Schnitzer, No. 08-CV-912-SAS (S.D.N.Y.)
- Cornwell v. Credit Suisse Group, No. 08-cv-3758 (S.D.N.Y.)
- In re Tetra Technologies, Inc. Securities Litig., No. 08-cv-0965 (S.D. Tex.)
- In re Municipal Opioid Cases, No. 1884CV02860-BLS2 (Mass. Super.), among others.