ADMITTED TO BAR
2004, Louisiana, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Juris Doctor, 2004, Tulane Law School; B.S., 1995, Georgetown University
Ms. Swetman joined Leake & Andersson upon admission to practice in 2004 and became a partner in January 2013.
She practices primarily in commercial and financial lines litigation, international trade and business, ERISA and other employment-related litigation. Margaret has represented broker-dealers and registered representatives in multiple FINRA arbitration proceedings and FINRA regulatory matters involving a variety of investments, including variable annuities and private securities transactions. She also has experience in state and federal court representing clients in disputes over life insurance policies, equity-indexed annuities and other fixed products, employment disputes and ERISA-based benefit plans.
In 2004, Margaret graduated from Tulane Law School, where she received the Paul Morphy, Jr., Memorial Award. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Russian from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Prior to attending law school, Margaret worked in public policy consulting.
Margaret is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association, including its Securities Law Section.
Margaret was named a Rising Star for 2014 by Super Lawyers magazine.
She is a Member of the Louisiana District Export Council.