Dane Swanson

Participating Attorney

Dane Swanson is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy (1977); he obtained a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, cum laude in 2006. His practice area spans all areas of government procurement law with a focus on compliance, intellectual property, data rights and licensing, patents, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), bid protests, Organizational Conflicts of Interest, and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland Court of Appeals, 1985
  • U.S. District Court of Maryland, 1985


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1984
  • University of Chicago School of Hospitals and Clinics, Respiratory Therapy Program, 1983
  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts in Biology, 1979

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member and Past President of the St. Mary’s County Bar Association 
  • Chairman of the St. Mary’s Pro Bono Committee
  • Mediator of Custody and Visitation Issues for the Circuit Court of St. Mary’s County
  • Member of the Historic St. Mary’s City Commission
  • Member of the Rotary Club of Lexington Park
  • Member of the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Patuxent Partnership
  • Member of the Small Business Roundtable

Community Involvement

  • St. Mary’s County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Board
  • St. Mary’s County Mental Health, Alcoholism, and Drug Abuse Advisory Council
  • Chairman of the St. Mary’s County Disabled Persons Review Board
  • Chairman of the St. Mary’s County Marcy House Review Board
  • Volunteered as a youth soccer coach for approximately 16 seasons
  • St. John’s Church Pastoral Advisory Council
  • Catechism teacher at St. John’s Church
  • Volunteer coach of the St. Mary’s Ryken mock trial team for seven years