Joseph Swee represents clients in a broad range of complex commercial litigation, including matters involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, complex torts, antitrust, and the False Claims Act. Mr. Swee joined Scandaglia Ryan in February 2018 following a clerkship with the Honorable Jeffrey T. Gilbert of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to that, Mr. Swee received his J.D. in 2015 from The John Marshall Law School, graduating summa cum laude. During law school, he was a legal extern for the Honorable Robert W. Gettleman, the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber, and the Honorable Daniel J. Pierce.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a multinational toy company in federal litigation involving contract and infringement claims against a former licensee and related defendants
  • Represented the former owner of a mortgage company in federal litigation involving claims brought by the federal government under the False Claims Act and FIRREA
  • Represented minority investors in a AAA arbitration involving contract and fiduciary duty claims arising from the restructuring of a real estate development project
  • Represented a public insurance company in a dispute with a software company regarding the development of a new platform
  • Represented the owner of a luxury resort in California state court against contract and tort claims arising from an alleged unlawful eviction
  • Represented a large food services company in a federal grand jury investigation of alleged fraud in government contracting
  • Represented a paving company in an antitrust investigation by the Illinois Attorney General related to an alleged refusal to deal
  • Represented financial advisors hired by a large financial services company in various disputes involving non-competes and other restrictive covenants
  • Represented an attorney in a proceeding before the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission

Admissions, Affiliations and Honors

  • Federal Bars: Northern District of Illinois, Seventh Circuit
  • State Bars: Illinois
  • Bar Associations: Federal Bar Association, Seventh Circuit Bar Association


  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2015
    • Summa cum laude
    • Order of John Marshall
    • Executive Student Publications Editor, The John Marshall Law Review
  • The University of Chicago, M.L.A., 2020

  • Northwestern University, B.A.,2011
    • Magna cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Joseph Swee
  • Tel: (312) 580-2025