Baker & Hostetler issued the following announcement on July 29.
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.
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