The law offices of Cowan, Swain and Ross were located in San Francisco, California. The law firm specialized in technology-oriented clients, and one of their specializations was proving capital for their clients. The firm owned five percent of the general stock in Jurassic Park. Donald Gennaro was a lawyer at the firm, working under Daniel Ross who was one of the main partners in the firm. The firm demanded the inspection of the island, to ensure the viability of the park.