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Krystal B. Swendsboe

Krystal B. Swendsboe is an Associate with Wiley Rein LLP. She represents and advises clients in a variety of complex litigation and appellate matters in state and federal courts. She has served in legal capacities in both public and private entities, including the U.S. Department of Justice and federal trial and appellate courts, and has extensive litigation experience ranging from pre-complaint investigations and discovery disputes to critical motions practice, trial preparation,and appeals. Krystal specializes in providing creative litigation solutions to give her clients a strategic advantage, both in and out of the courtroom.

Ms. Swendsboe received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she was Managing Online Editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review and Lead Articles Editor of the German Law Review, and she is a member of the Order of the Coif. Her experience spans a wide variety of practice areas, including government contracts, intellectual property, environment and product regulation, telecommunications, and health care, as well as election law and government ethics. Her appellate work, including before the U.S. Supreme Court, has focused on significant First Amendment issues.

She served as a Law Clerk for Judge Mark S. Davis on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (the “Rocket Docket”) and for Judge Alice M. Batchelder on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar; Virginia Bar; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits; and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Eastern District of Virginia, and Western District of Virginia. She has also served as Legal Intern, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division (2015); Judicial Intern, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (2013 and 2014); and Research Assistant to Professor A. Benjamin Spencer, Washington and Lee University School of Law (2013-2014).