David S. Swayze

David S. Swayze
Location: Wilmington, Delaware
P: 302-594-3330
F: 302-654-3033

Practice Areas

Administrative Law & Government Relations
Environmental Law

Financial Services Regulation
Government Relations
Legislation
Commercial Law

DAVID S. SWAYZE joined Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze as a Director in June 2003. He concentrates his practice in the areas of financial services regulation, Delaware trust law and administration, government relations, and legislation, and environmental, administrative and commercial law. He is a former Legal Counsel, Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to the Governor of Delaware, the former City Solicitor of Wilmington, and the former Chair of the Wilmington Housing Authority.

Mr. Swayze is a member of the Administrative Law Section and the Banking Law Committee of the Commercial Law Section of the American Bar Association. He is also a member of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Banking and Environmental Law Committees of the Delaware State Bar Association. Mr. Swayze is admitted to practice in Delaware. He is a 1969 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and received his A.B in political science, magna cum laude , from Princeton University.

Mr. Swayze enjoys tennis, skiing and community and public service. He also currently serves by appointment of the Governor and the Mayor of Wilmington respectively on the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) and the Wilmington Economic and Financial Advisory Council (WEFAC). He serves as Chairman of the Board of Downtown Visions. Mr. Swayze currently serves by appointment of the General Assembly as Chair of the Delaware Sentencing Research and Evaluation Committee. He is a past Chairperson of the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula. Mr. Swayze served on active duty as an officer in the United States Army from 1969 to 1972.
He has a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV.

Bar Admissions

Delaware, 1969
U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1998

Education

1969 – LL.B. – University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1966 – A.B. (Political Science) – Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Published Works

David S. Swayze and Christine P. Schiltz, “State-Owned Banks – The Future of Banking or a Relic of The Past?”, Delaware Banker, Vol. 9, No. 2, Spring, 2013
David S. Swayze and Christine P. Schiltz, “The Dodd-Frank Reform Bill – Will It Work?”, Delaware Banker, Fall 2010, Vol. 6, No. 4
David S. Swayze and Christine P. Schiltz, “A Roll of the Dice? A Look Back at TARP One Year Later”, Delaware Banker, Fall 2009, Vol. 5, No. 4
David S. Swayze and Christine P. Schiltz, “The Troubled Asset Relief Program, Observations from a Bank Regulatory Perspective on the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008”, Delaware Banker, Fall 2008, Vol. 4, No. 4
David S. Swayze and Christine P. Schiltz, “The Alternative Bank Franchise Tax as an Economic Development Tool”, Delaware Banker, Fall 2006, Vol. 2, No. 4
David S. Swayze and Christine P. Schiltz, “The Evolution of Delaware Banking”, Delaware Banker, Fall 2005, Vol. 1, No. 4
David S. Swayze and Christine P. Schiltz, “The Delaware Lawyer as Lobbyist”, Delaware Lawyer, Fall 2003, pp. 18-21
David S. Swayze and William E. Manning, “Strangers No More: The Delaware Office of the Non-Delaware Firm”, Delaware Lawyer, Spring 2001, pp. 10-15.

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association, Delaware State Bar
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
American Red Cross of Delmarva Peninsula, (Chairperson, 1999 – 2001)
Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council, (2000 – Present)
Wilmington Economic and Financial Advisory Council, (By appointment of the Mayor of Wilmington, 1998 – Present)
Delaware Sentencing Research and Evaluation Committee, (By appointment of the Delaware General Assembly, 2003 – Present)
Downtown Visions, (Chairman, 2005 – Present)

Contact

WILMINGTON
1105 N. Market Street, 19th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
T 302.654.3300   F 302.654.3033
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DOVER
116 W. Water Street
Dover, DE 19904
T 302.678.3262   F 302.678.9415
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Rehoboth
19354C Miller Road
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
T 302.226.8702   F 302.678.1396
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