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Ken Swenson
USC Gould School of Law

Ken Swenson

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: November 13, 2020




Ken Swenson is senior vice president and associate general counsel at Bank of America, where he currently provides legal services supporting commercial real estate lending, community development lending and equity, and environmental services.  Previously, he has served the bank in a variety of legal services roles, including commercial loan workouts, foreclosed property disposition, leasing and sales of bank owned and bank leased real estate, environmental health and safety, domestic and international corporate purchasing, records management, general corporate services, and corporate program administration.  

Prior to Bank of America, Ken was vice president of real estate with Universal Studios, where he managed all legal aspects of the company’s major development projects for retail and themed entertainment, as well as the company’s real estate portfolio. Before joining Universal, he was a partner in a Los Angeles-based law firm.  

He has served in a leadership capacity of several professional organizations, including as president of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and as chair of the editorial board of Los Angeles Lawyer magazine.  He has taught semester-length courses on general real estate and on leasing, and has been a frequent writer and speaker on matters of interest to business groups, trade associations, professional schools, bar associations and environmental organizations across the country.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Volokh Conspiracy
October 1, 2022
Re: Robin Craig

Robin Craig was cited in an article about Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, in which the Sacketts are challenging the EPA's authority to regulate the use of their land under the Clean Water Act. Even if a given parcel (such as the Sackett's property) is not part of the "waters of the United States," activities on that parcel that result in pollution reaching regulated waters could be sufficient to subject such activities to federal regulation, she said. Please note this is a citation of a blog post by Craig on the American College of Environmental Lawyers website.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Robin Craig
August, 2022

"Remembering the Ocean in Water Law," chapter for A Research Agenda for Water Law.

Felipe Jiménez
August, 2022

"Legal Positivism for Legal Officials," Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.

Robin Craig
August, 2022

"Tribal Water Rights and Tribal Health: The Klamath Tribes and the Navajo Nation During the COVID-19 Pandemic," St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy (Forthcoming 2023).