Anand Swaminathan is a partner at Loevy & Loevy. He represents clients seeking justice in a wide range of matters, all over the country. Over his career, Anand has helped his clients win more than a hundred million dollars in trial verdicts and settlements.
Anand works on a broad range of constitutional and civil rights cases, including wrongful convictions, police shootings, the denial of medical care to inmates and detainees in jails and prisons, and retaliation for exercising free speech rights. In addition, he has successfully exonerated multiple innocent people wrongly convicted of crimes they did not commit.
Anand also represents whistleblowers. He has extensive experience litigating claims under federal and state False Claims Acts, including whistleblowers alleging military and other government contractor fraud, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, construction/contractor (MBE/DBE) fraud, bid-rigging, and tax fraud. He also represents whistleblowers in financial fraud cases under the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, and in complex fraud cases under other federal and state statutes. Anand has a background in finance, and puts that experience to work in his fraud cases.
Prior to joining Loevy & Loevy, Anand worked as an associate at Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard in New York City. The Vladeck firm specializes in plaintiff-side employment matters, where Anand worked on individual and class action lawsuits, and also represented whistleblowers in cases under federal and state False Claims Act statutes. Anand continues to represent individuals seeking representation in employment matters, both in negotiations and litigation.
Anand graduated from Harvard Law School in 2006. He was awarded the Andrew L. Kaufman Award, given each year to the graduating student who did the most pro bono work during law school, for performing more than 2,000 hours of volunteer legal work. During law school, he served as an officer and member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, a student-run legal services center, and worked at the National Immigration Project as a National Lawyers Guild Haywood Burns Fellow. Following law school, Anand clerked for Judge Theodore H. Katz of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Anand continues to have a strong commitment to pro bono work and enjoys partnering with non-profit organizations to advance the cause of justice. He has partnered on civil rights cases with the ACLU of Michigan, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project and other organizations. He previously served on the Executive Committee of the New York City National Lawyers Guild, the board of the South Asian Bar Association of New York, and on the Legal Committee of the Center for Constitutional Rights. He currently serves as Board Vice President at Rogers Park Montessori School in the Andersonville neighborhood in Chicago, where his two glorious, nutty children go to school. Anand was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, and is a proud Badger.
• New York, 2007
• Illinois, 2010
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits
• Carious U.S. District Courts, including the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of Indiana, Eastern District of Wisconsin, and Eastern District of Michigan
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
• J.D. – 2006
University of Wisconsin
• B.A. – 2001
Clerkships & Past Employment
• Law Clerk, Hon. Theodore H. Katz, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Fields v. City of Chicago, et al., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Counsel to Nathson Fields in civil rights lawsuit alleging police misconduct resulted in his wrongful conviction and 20-plus year incarceration for a crime he did not commit. Jury returned a $22 million verdict and found the City liable under Monell v. Dep’t of Soc. Servs. for maintaining unconstitutional police policies and practices. Verdict among the highest ever in a wrongful conviction case.
Rivera v. City of Chicago, et al., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Counsel to Jacques Rivera in civil rights lawsuit alleging he was wrongfully convicted by a notorious Chicago police detective. Jury returned a $17 million verdict and found the City liable under Monell for maintaining unconstitutional police policies and practices.
Fox v. Illinois Department of Corrections, et al., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Counsel to plaintiff in civil rights lawsuit alleging deliberate indifference to medical needs of inmate suffering from seizures, resulting in serious brain injuries. Jury returned a $12 million verdict for plaintiff, among the highest deliberate indifference verdicts in U.S. history.
Robinson v. City of Madison, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. Counsel to plaintiff in civil rights lawsuit alleging misconduct in fatal police shooting. Case resolved on the eve of trial for $3.35 million, the then-largest police shooting settlement in Wisconsin history.
Molina v. City of Chicago, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Counsel to family of woman who died in Chicago Police Department lockup after denial of medical care and access to medications. Jury awarded $1 million and found the City liable under Monell for maintaining unconstitutional police policies and practices.
Vance v. Rumsfeld, U.S. Supreme Court (2013) (petition for certiorari). Counsel for civilian American citizens who alleged that they were detained and tortured by U.S. military officials in Iraq.
Ramos-Gomez v. Adducci, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. Counsel (in partnership with ACLU of Michigan) to American citizen and military veteran wrongly subjected to immigration detainer and deportation proceedings. Highly favorable settlement with local police department; case pending against U.S. immigration agents.
Padilla-Gonzalez v. United States, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Counsel (in partnership with Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project) to Honduran family subjected to Trump administration’s family separation policy, resulting in two children being taken from their mother and kept apart for weeks without communication. Case pending.
Wrongful Conviction Cases. Current counsel in pending cases for wrongfully convicted plaintiffs in numerous states around the country, including California, Texas, Missouri and Massachusetts.
Qui Tam and Financial Fraud Cases. Counsel for whistleblowers in numerous False Claims Act cases, and in Dodd-Frank financial fraud cases. Cases brought in the areas of military contracting, health care, construction, banking, mutual funds and real estate investment trusts. These cases have resulted in the recovery of tens of millions of dollars for governments and whistleblowers. Terms of individual cases are confidential.