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Raymond L. Sweigart

Raymond L. Sweigart

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Mclean, VA, USA


Ray Sweigart's primary area of practice is dispute avoidance, management, resolution and trial work, including jury trials as well as domestic and international arbitration and mediation. Educated at law schools in both the U.S. and England, Mr. Sweigart easily moves between the American and English legal systems. He has assisted both plaintiffs and defendants in various contested matters such as patent, copyright and trademark disputes, anti-corruption compliance and regulatory reviews, creditors' claims in bankruptcy, product liability and personal injury defense, labor and employment disputes, unfair competition, and other corporate and commercial matters. Mr. Sweigart also advises clients on general business matters, intellectual property portfolio development and management, and licensing and strategic planning, internal audits and analysis, as well as tactical strategic and use of litigation, mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution techniques. Most recently, Mr. Sweigart has successfully defended a number of retail and electronics clients in patent infringement litigation as well as enforced international patents on medical devises.  He has also dealt with a dispute over a charter party for Moroccan wood pulp, arrest of land based fuel depots in maritime bunkering dispute, compliance with the SEC Conflicts Minerals Rules, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act both standing alone and in conjunction with the new U.K. Bribery Act, and Anti-Money Laundering policies and procedures audits. In addition, Mr. Sweigart counsels lawyers, law firms and corporations on business and legal ethics issues, including identification, management and resolution of conflicts of interest, duties of confidentiality, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, ethical compliance programs and standards, as well as records retention and destruction protocols. He serves as a member of the firm's Professional Responsibility Committee and Claims Committee, and also participates in and manages pro bono projects and indigent client representations.

Education
LL.M., International and Comparative Law, King's College London, 1973
J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1972,

Admissions:
New York, District of Columbia, Virginia, Connecticut, Ohio, various U.S. federal trial and appellate courts, and the courts of England and Wales.

Affiliations
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Owners Association, Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Virginia Bar, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, Law Society of England and Wales

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