Katherine Swanson graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in international relations and political science. She also holds a master’s degree with merit in human rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She received her J.D. with honors from the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Washington. While in law school, Katherine was the Chief Managing Editor of the Washington Law Review and published the comment The Cost of Doing Business: Corporate Vicarious Criminal Liability for the Negligent Discharge of Oil Under the Clean Water Act, 84 Wash. L. Rev. 555 (2009).
After law school, Katherine clerked for the Alaska Supreme Court. She then served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska representing the Alaska Department of Revenue in complex tax matters, including corporate income tax, oil and gas production tax, and oil and gas property tax administrative trials and appeals.
Katherine is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and Alaska.