In a career spanning nearly 45 years, Attorney Gwynn Swinson has served in a number of high-profile public service roles such as Cabinet Secretary overseeing the North Carolina Department of Administration, Special Deputy Attorney General for the North Carolina Department of Justice, and Assistant Branch Director for the Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, at the US Department of Justice.
Gwynn has also been active in the academic world as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the UNC-CH School of Law, the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Senior Lecturer in Law at Duke University School of Law, as well as a guest lecturer internationally in Japan and Taiwan.
Additionally, Gwynn boasts deep experience in the field of economic development as well as fiscal responsibility, with notable accomplishments such as leading the NC Utility Savings Initiative, which saved the State of North Carolina at least $1 million in energy costs.
In her of-counsel role with the Firm, Gwynn adds her unique perspective and depth to the Employment Law Practice Group.
A visible leader in the greater Raleigh community, Gwynn co-founded the Conference for Women, which focused on inspiring, motivating, and educating diverse populations of North Carolina women and provided new leadership opportunities for attendees. More recently, Gwynn became a founding member of the Southeast Raleigh Rotary Club. A constant advocate for minority populations, Gwynn also served as Vice Chair for the NC Institute for Minority Economic Development and as a director on several other community boards.
In addition to her legal practice, Gwynn uses her deep knowledge in minority advocacy to enhance the Firm’s inclusion and diversity initiatives.
Gwynn holds a J.D. from Antioch School of Law, now UDC School of Law and an LLM from Duke University. North Carolina A&T State University honored Gwynn by awarding her an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities.
Outside of her legal work, Gwynn enjoys time with her two adult daughters, traveling, and jazz music.