We are pleased to announce that Ford & Wallach attorney, Analisa Swan, was honored on November 6th, 2021 by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party (“LACDP”) at the Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Awards 2021 as a Democrat of the Year for Assembly District (“AD”) 43 (Laura Friedman’s district). Ms. Swan was honored to receive the award in recognition of volunteering and outstanding grassroots activism.
With over a decade of experience advocating solely on behalf of injured workers for Ford & Wallach, Ms. Swan is a passionate, committed advocate for individuals seeking benefits through the California workers’ compensation system. She is proud to serve as an elected Assembly District Delegate to the California Democratic Party for AD 43, elected Democratic National Committee (“DNC”) Biden delegate for CA 28 (Adam Schiff’s district); and as the elected vice president of political, legislative, and endorsement for the Glendale Democratic Club. Ms. Swan is an appointed member of the Resolutions Committee of the California Democratic Party.
With an emphasis on strengthening the labor movement, Ms. Swan frequently lectures to union members about workers’ compensation rights. As part of the Los Angeles Trade Technical College’s Labor Studies Program, Ms. Swan teaches Workers’ Compensation Law and Employee Benefits Law with the firm’s partners, Scott Ford, and Cheryl Wallach. In 2012, Ms. Swan was a keynote speaker at the Communications Workers of America (“CWA”), Local 9003’s, 4th Annual Women’s Empowerment Celebration. Ms. Swan is a member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (“CLUW”) and served as the elected secretary of the Los Angeles Chapter of CLUW. She is a strong supporter of unions and the labor movement.
Ms. Swan upholds the highest ethical standards and achievements. She is an active member of California’s preeminent legal advocacy organizations for injured workers, the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (“CAAA”), and regional chapter, the Southern California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (“SCAAA”). She is a member in good standing of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and California state courts including the Supreme Court of the State of California, as well as the California State Bar.
In May 2002, Ms. Swan graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law, cum laude, in the top 9% of the class.
In 1999, Ms. Swan graduated from the University of Southern California (“USC”), cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a minor in international relations.