AUVSI D.C. Prez, Longtime Tech Lawyer Joins Law Firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer

Anne Swanson, president of the D.C. Capital Chapter of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), has joined law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLC as partner.

According to the firm, which is based in both Denver and Washington, D.C., Swanson has practiced in the area of communications and tech law for over 30 years. Increasingly, her focus has been on spectrum issues and emerging technologies such as drones and smart transportation. She has advocated before the Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications Information Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Before entering private practice, Swanson clerked for the Honorable Charles B. Renfrew in the Northern District of California and the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the Seventh Circuit. She has also served in the White House as editor of the president’s daily news summary and as a National Security Council staff intern.

She is also a former Federal Communications Bar Association president and former member on the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Communications. Swanson is a graduate of Yale Law School and West Virginia University. She received her LLM from the Georgetown University Law Center and has an MPA from Princeton University.

“Anne is a longtime leader in our bar, and her deep experience in exciting new technologies – and drones in particular – is a great fit for our growing practice,” states Bryan Tramont, managing partner of Wilkinson Barker Knauer.


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