LOS ANGELES, CA—Longtime Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump (“KWIKA”) Partner David Swift, has been selected by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve as a Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Swift will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Elizabeth A. White.
A seasoned business and entertainment litigator, Swift has practiced at KWIKA since 2008. Before joining KWIKA, Swift served as a law clerk to the Honorable Cynthia Holcomb Hall in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced civil litigation at Munger Tolles and Olson. In 2013, Swift was named by Variety Magazine as one of “Hollywood’s New Leaders.” Recently, Swift represented a class of 109 shareholders in a securities class action against Ambry Genetics that settled for $8,750,000 – meaning each class member received, on average, over $55,000 after fees and costs. In 2018, Swift obtained a $34.5 million verdict following a five-week bench trial involving business fraud claims related to an agreement to sell real property in Iran.