Britany Riley-Swanbeck focuses her practice on complex litigation and controversy matters. Prior to joining the firm, she was a law clerk to the Honorable Roy W. McLeese III of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and then to the Honorable Paula Xinis of the US District Court for the District of Maryland. 

Ms. Riley-Swanbeck graduated from Stanford Law School with Highest Pro Bono Distinction for completing more than 300 pro bono hours as a law student. During this time, she served in the Stanford Criminal Defense Clinic, and in the Stanford Supreme Court Law Clinic, where she was involved in drafting a petition for certiorari and a successful brief in opposition to certiorari. 

During law school, she was also an intern in the Santa Clara Public Defender Office and a summer associate at WilmerHale. As the winner of WilmerHale’s John Payton Fellowship, she split her time between the firm and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. While in law school, Ms. Riley-Swanbeck also served as an Immigrants’ Rights, Police Misconduct, and EEOC Projects intern with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.

Prior to law school, she also worked at the Supreme Court of the United States as a Judicial Assistant to Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, providing administrative support and overseeing law clerk assignments related to cases pending before the Court, among other duties. 

 

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, Stanford Law School, 2019

      Highest Pro Bono Distinction

      Development Editor, Articles Editor, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties; Senior Editor, Stanford Law & Policy Review

    • BA, Communication and History, William Jewell College, 2012

      Dean’s List (2008–2012)
  • Admissions

    • Maryland

    • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

    • US District Court for the District of Maryland

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Paula Xinis, US District Court for the District of Maryland, 2019 - 2020

    • The Hon. Roy W. McLeese III, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2019 - 2020

* Admitted to practice in Maryland. Supervised by members of the firm who are members of the District of Columbia Bar.

Credentials

* Admitted to practice in Maryland. Supervised by members of the firm who are members of the District of Columbia Bar.