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Date: May 29, 2012
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

History Associates Senior Historian Steve Swisdak Published in ABA’s In-House Counsel Committee Newsletter

History Associates senior historian and Litigation Research Division deputy director Steve Swisdak has written an article in the May 2012 issue of In-House Counsel Committee Newsletter, published by the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. The newsletter focuses on issues of interest for in-house environmental attorneys.

There are many legal reasons why an attorney might need to document the past ownership and history of a company. Mr. Swisdak’s article, entitled “Researching Corporate Genealogy,” describes several sources for researching corporate genealogy and discusses how to trace a company’s history from incorporation, through merger and acquisition transactions, to bankruptcy or dissolution. It builds upon a previous article on historical research written by Mr. Swisdak entitled “The Value of Historical Research to In-House Counsel,” published in this newsletter in June 2009.

Mr. Swisdak manages and conducts a variety of historical research projects for litigation matters, including projects concerning former military and government industrial facilities; common knowledge cases; potentially responsible party (PRP) identification; and historical land-use cases. He has written various articles and given several presentations on using historical research in support of environmental litigation.

About History Associates
For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit

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