Christine L. Swanick


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Practice Areas

  • Finance
  • Asset Based Lending
  • Real Estate Lending
  • Syndicated Credit Facilities
  • Tribal and Indian Law
  • Financial Services
University Boston College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1990 Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolUniversity of Arizona, J.D., 1995
Admitted1996, Arizona; 2001, California; 2004, District of Columbia; 2005, New York; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California


•Lecturer in Law for NALSA section Legal Practice Workshop, Adjunct Faculty Member, Columbia Law School, 2014


Christine Swanick is a partner in the Finance and Bankruptcy practice group in the firm's New York office.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Swanick concentrates her practice in the area of commercial financing and other credit transactions, including commercial loans, letter of credit facilities, syndicated credit facilities and note and bond financings, especially in the area of tribal-related financing projects. Additionally, Ms. Swanick advises on restructuring of tribal debt. She also represents tribes and entities doing business with tribes in contractual, gaming, regulatory and economic development matters. Her work puts her in regular contact with federal decision-makers, including attorneys at the National Indian Gaming Commission.


•Ranked Leading Individual in Native American Law by Chambers USA, 2008-2014

•Ranked Up-and-Coming Individual in Native American Law by Leading Lawyer, Chambers USA, 2006, 2007

•Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2014

•Elected as a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers


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Federal Court Limits Tribe’s, Secretary’s Options When States Balk at Gaming Compact
Christine L. Swanick,Wilda Wahpepah, January 13, 2015
A federal district court in New Mexico has issued a decision finding that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s regulations permitting the Secretary of the Interior to adopt Class III gaming procedures for a tribe lacking a Tribal-State Compact are invalid and violate the Indian Gaming...

U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community et al.
Christine L. Swanick,Wilda Wahpepah, June 13, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court (“Court”) issued a 5-4 decision today in a case with implications for Tribal-State relations and the resolution of disputes under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq. (“IGRA”). The Court in Michigan v. Bay Mills...
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Christine L. Swanick

New YorkNY 10112


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