Anna Swanson is a litigation associate in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she focuses her practice on white collar defense, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation. Prior to joining Kirkland's litigation section Anna served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alfred H. Bennett in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Before entering the practice of law Anna worked as a police officer for the Houston Police Department.


Thought Leadership


"Revisiting Garner with Garner: a Look at Deadly Force and the Use of Chokeholds and Neck Restraints by Law Enforcement," S. Tex. L. Rev., Vol. 57:3, Spring 2016

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, American Bar Association, Judicial Division

Volunteer, International Justice Mission


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2016Texas


  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas


  • South Texas College of Law HoustonJ.D.summa cum laude2016

    Order of the Lytae

    Order of Barristers

    South Texas Law Review

    National Trial Advocacy Champion, St. John's National Civil Rights Trial Advocacy Tournament, 2014

    National Appellate Advocacy Champion, August A. Rendigs National Products Liability Moot Court Competition, 2016

  • University of California, Los AngelesB.A., Sociology2003
    Scholar Athlete Academic Honors, UCLA Women’s Swim Team