David Swider is a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, representing employers throughout the country in labor and employment law matters, including labor and employment law litigation, employment discrimination, NLRB practice and procedure, grievance resolution and arbitration, affirmative action, collective bargaining, wage and hour, and union avoidance. Dave chairs the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Group and has been repeatedly recognized and included in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, and Indiana Super Lawyers. He is an Indiana Lawyer “Distinguished Barrister” and an Indiana Chamber of Commerce “Volunteer of the Year” award recipient. He also chairs the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Human Resource Committee and authors its Model Employee Policies for Indiana Employers, which is now in its seventh edition. He is a nationally recognized speaker – appearing on the national SHRM list of approved speakers – and has written numerous articles on a variety of labor and employment law topics. Dave is admitted and qualified to practice before the United States Supreme Court; the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh and D.C. Circuits; the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; and all courts of the State of Indiana.



Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law – Indianapolis (J.D., magna cum laude)
Indiana University (B.S., accounting and finance, magna cum laude)

Honors / Awards

Best Lawyers® 2020 Indianapolis Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers Lawyer of the Year; Best Lawyers® 2016 Indianapolis Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law – Management as well as Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers; Distinguished Barrister, Indiana Lawyer 2014 Leadership in Law; Chambers USA 2009-2020 (Labor and Employment-Indiana); Best Lawyers® 2013 Indiana Labor and Employment Law Lawyer of the Year; Best Lawyers® 2013 Indianapolis Employment Law-Management Lawyer of the Year; The Best Lawyers in America® 2003-2024; Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers® 2016; Indiana Super Lawyers® 2004-2023; AV® Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell; Volunteer of the Year Award (Indiana Chamber of Commerce) 2008; Indiana Law Review (articles editor); Moot Court Society (chief barrister); Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Fellow; Indianapolis Bar Foundation Distinguished Life Fellow


Appearances / Publications

On Topic Video – Arbitrating Wage-Related Disputes

On Topic Video – The Links Between Familiarity and Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Where Do We Go From Here?

Co-author: Indiana Chamber of Commerce Model Employee Policies for Indiana Employers, seventh edition, 2016

Speaker and Related Publications: National SHRM Convention; Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum; Indiana State Bar Association; Indianapolis Bar Association; WFYI; Indiana University School of Law; Indiana Chamber of Commerce; Indiana Manufacturers Association; Indiana Bankers Association; Society of Human Resource Managers; Central, Southern, Eastern, and Northern Indiana Human Resource Associations; Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce; National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies; National Association of Temporary Services; Bank Administration Institute; United Way of Central Indiana; and numerous other trade and professional group presentations and corporate in-house presentations and training programs for a variety of large and midsized companies around the country.

Appointments / Memberships

Member: Indiana State Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section); Indianapolis Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section); Human Resources Committee of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce (chairman, 2007-2010); Indiana University School of Law Practitioner Advisory Committee; special advisor to the Indiana Manufacturers Association; Society for Human Resource Management. Admitted to practice before all federal and state courts in Indiana and the Central District of Illinois; the Supreme Court of the United States; and the United States Seventh and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Board Member: Actors Theatre of Indiana; CenterPoint Counseling (Executive Committee, secretary/treasurer); Truth@Work; Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis (Personnel Committee and elder); Indiana Chamber of Commerce Human Resources Committee (chair).


Indiana, Supreme Court of the United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana