Lara A. Swensen

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: 801-363-6363
Fax: 801-363-6666

Lara Swensen’s practice focuses on intellectual property and antitrust litigation. In particular, Ms. Swensen has extensive experience preparing and challenging expert witnesses in complex civil litigation. Previously, she served as managing director of Wasatch Economics, a litigation and damages consulting firm. She is co-author of a treatise on intellectual property damages, and has taught several seminars on damages analysis and the expert witness’s role in complex civil litigation.Ms. Swensen currently is of Counsel for James Dodge Russell & Stephens, P.C. She also serves on the Utah Supreme Courts Ethics & Disciplinary Committee which reviews, investigates, and hears all informal complaints charging unethical or unprofessional conduct by attorneys.

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.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Patent Litigation
  • Trade Secret Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Unfair Competition Litigation
  • Water Rights

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah, 1999


  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. degree with honors – 1999
  • Dartmouth College
    • B.A. degree cum laude – 1996

Published Works

  • Co-Author: “Towards a More Reasoned Application of the Robinson-Patman Act: A Holistic View Incorporating Principles of Law and Economics in Light of Congressional Intent: Vol. 60 The Antitrust Bulletin 279” (December 2015)
  • Co-Author: “Litigators on Experts: Experts in Antitrust Cases: American Bar Association” (2010)
  • Co-Author: “Intellectual Property Damages: Guidelines and Analysis” (November 2002)


  • Protecting Your Water Rights: Utah Water Users Workshop (2010)
  • Disaggregation of Patent Damages: Dunes CLE Seminar (2008)
  • The Role of Experts in Antitrust & Intellectual Property Damages: NACVA Seminar (2004)
  • Relevant Case Law Regarding Intellectual Property: NACVA Seminar (2003)
  • Electronic Discovery and Document Storage: Management and Litigation Issues in Utah? Lorman Seminar (2002)
  • Experts Role in Intellectual Property & Patent Damages: NACVA Seminar (2001)
  • Damage Concepts: Trademark. Copyright & Trade Secrets: NACVA Seminar (2001)