Lara A. Swensen

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Lara A.Swensen
Of Counsel
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6828

Lara Swensen is of counsel with Parsons Behle & Latimer in Salt Lake City. Previously, she worked as a named partner with a Park City, Utah, law firm focused on water law issues, and served as managing director of Wasatch Economics, a litigation and damages consulting firm. Ms. Swensen specializes in intellectual property and antitrust litigation, and has extensive experience providing and preparing expert witnesses for complex litigation. Her practice includes working closely with experts on a wide variety of cases, including software build-for-hire disputes, technology patents, trademark misuse on the internet, spyware litigation, and antitrust class actions. She is co-author of a treatise on intellectual property damages, and has taught several seminars on damages analysis and the expert witness’ role in complex civil litigation.

Ms. Swensen is a licensed member of the Utah State Bar and has been admitted to practice in the United States District Court, District of Utah.

Ms. Swensen graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was an active member of the Criminal Justice Project at the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic. She received her B.A. cum laude from Dartmouth College.

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University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1999, with honors)

Dartmouth College (B.A., 1996, cum laude)


Utah's Legal Elite: Civil Litigation (2013, 2012, 2011, 2006); Intellectual Property (2014)

Super Lawyers, Mountain States Rising Stars (2013)



Volunteer, Tuesday Night Bar (2003 - 2012)

Volunteer, Utah Food Bank (2003 - 2005)

Executive Board, Women Lawyers of Utah (2002 - 2003)


U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah


University of Chicago Law School