Matthew E. Swanson, Senior Managing Director of Ridgewood Energy, first joined the Ridgewood Companies in 2002 and returned to Ridgewood Energy full time in 2007, upon graduating from Harvard Law School. In his role, Mr. Swanson works closely with the CEO and President in matters of strategy, communications, and operations.
During law school, Mr. Swanson worked in the Investment Management Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission and in the Tax Department of the New York law firm Chadbourne & Parke. During his undergraduate studies, Mr. Swanson worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs.
Mr. Swanson received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard University, where he concentrated in economics and was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa. While working towards his J.D., he also earned a Master’s Degree (LL.M.) in Commercial Law from the University of Cambridge, England. Mr. Swanson received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he focused on corporate, securities, and tax law. While at HLS, Mr. Swanson taught economics to Harvard undergraduates for Prof. Martin Feldstein, for which he received multiple teaching awards. Mr. Swanson is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.