Christine L. Swanick is a partner in the Finance and Bankruptcy practice group in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Swanick serves as Team Leader of the Tribal and Indian Law Team.
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.
- J.D., University of Arizona, 1995, Arizona Law Review
- B.A., Boston College, 1990, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- District of Columbia
- 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
- Represented Administrative Agent and Lead Arranger in $310 million syndicated financing to a tribal gaming authority in the Pacific Northwest
- Acted as Indian law counsel to Administrative Agent, Lead Arranger and Underwriter in $230 million term loan B and $260 million bond financing to tribal authority in California
- Represented tribal borrower in $160 million secured syndicated financing for both tax-exempt and gaming related purposes
- Represented Administrative Agent in $410 million secured syndicated financing to a tribal gaming authority
- Represented lenders in over 50 commercial bank financings, including single bank, club deals and syndicated financings
- Native American Editorial Advisory Board, Law360, 2018
- Lecturer in Law for NALSA section Legal Practice Workshop, Adjunct Faculty Member, Columbia Law School, 2014-2017
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