Jessica Swanson

Associate She / Her / Hers

Jessica Swanson is an associate in the firm’s Business and Transactions Department, focusing on mergers and acquisitions. She has managed nearly 20 M&A transactions, mostly in the multi-unit retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries, ranging from $5 million to $100 million. Jessica also has experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating corporate transactional documents, including merger agreements, asset and stock purchase agreements, credit agreements, security agreements, warrants, letters of intent, confidentiality agreements, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, redemption agreements, disclosure schedules, and other ancillary documents for both sell-side and buy-side.

Prior to her role at Ballard Spahr, Jessica served as a law clerk in the Civil Division of the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Minnesota Women Lawyers

Minnesota Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Minnesota Real Estate Journal



University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 2020)
Lead Symposium Editor, Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology
Mentor, The Well-Being Initiative

Hamline University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2016)