Brett Swanson is a member of the Constangy Cyber Team and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has extensive experience responding to data security incidents and actively facilitates necessary services to assist clients maintain or regain operations after a cyberattack.  As a member of our rapid response team, Brett works with forensics investigators, threat actor negotiators, and consumer notification and remediation firms to help clients safely and securely recover from incidents while complying with state and federal laws. She has experience responding to a variety of cyberattacks including business email compromises, network intrusions, ransomware and other extortionate attacks. She applies that experience by helping clients implement best practices within cybersecurity frameworks, including deployment of appropriate security controls and compliance with state and federal, contractual, and industry-specific notification obligations. Although Brett has worked with businesses in all sectors, she is a subject matter expert in education law and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”).

Prior to joining the Constangy Cyber Team, Brett provided incident response services for over two years at another firm where she facilitated digital forensics investigations, network restoration, and compliance with state and federal regulatory notification obligations.

Brett earned her law degree from Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law where she received a number of awards for her oral and written advocacy.  She also interned at the School District of Philadelphia where she assisted with internal investigations and compliance. She earned her undergraduate degree in American Studies from George Washington University where she interned with the U.S. Department of Education. Brett is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Drexel University, Kline School of Law

  • J.D., 2019

George Washington University

  • B.A. in American Studies, 2017

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2019
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