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Cory Swainston

Project Manager

Expertise Antitrust Litigation, Employment Litigation, Foreign Licensing, Project Management, Project Manager

Cory SwainstonProject Manager - Chicago, IL

Cory Swainston joined Special Counsel as a Project Manager in 2015 after years as a litigator in private practice. Cory has experience with complex antitrust litigation, FCPA investigations, employment litigation disputes and foreign licensing agreement disputes.


Cory received his Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law, graduating Magna cum Laude. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Utah Valley State College (now Utah Valley University.) Cory is a member in good standing of the Bars of Tennessee and Virginia and the Federal District of Eastern Tennessee.

Cory has managed teams on-site in Miami and Chicago and remotely in Minneapolis and Baltimore. In one recent project, Cory managed a team split between review centers in Miami and Baltimore. The team was charged with finalizing review of a large quantity of documents in less than ten days with rolling productions each day over the last three days. By coordinating with team leaders in each location, and managing team attendance at a review center open 18 hours per day, Cory was able to finish the productions on time and under budget for the client.

Cory has also managed major projects for some of the world’s largest companies’ and financial institutions’ Latin American branches. Cory speaks and reads Portuguese fluently and reads Spanish fluently. In one recent case, Cory managed a team of 20 attorneys tasked with an investigation of possible FCPA violations in the Brazilian subsidiary of a major world bank. The Portuguese review required examination of hundreds of thousands of financial documents in over six discrete phases with changes in coding instruction and review in each phase. By maintaining a core team of knowledgeable attorneys and providing regular updates including translations of key documents, Cory was able to exceed the client’s expectations throughout every phase of the project.

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