Joseph Swanson

Carlton Fields

Joe is of counsel at Carlton Fields in Tampa, and co-leader of the firm’s data privacy and cybersecurity task force. Joe’s practice focuses on representing companies, executives, and directors in shareholder and other commercial litigation, as well as in government and criminal investigations. Joe also advises clients on issues related to cybersecurity, including preparing for and responding to data breaches and similar cyber incidents. Prior to joining the firm, Joe served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida. Joe served as the Tampa office’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (“CHIP”) Coordinator. In that role, Joe not only investigated and prosecuted computer/privacy crimes, but he also advised other prosecutors on investigative techniques involving internet and email providers, computers, websites, and other electronic evidence. Joe received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. from Georgetown University. Joe clerked for the Honorable J. Frederick Motz, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.