Andrew Swain

Andrew Swain is an assistant professor of business law at the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics at IU South Bend. Before joining the Leighton School faculty, Swain was chief counsel of the Revenue Division for the Indiana Attorney General, where he oversaw all tax litigation for the State of Indiana. He also taught at the IU Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis and at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. He formerly served as an assistant attorney general in Colorado in the office’s tax section.

Prior to entering public service, Swain worked as a tax manager for KPMG’s and Arthur Andersen’s offices in Denver, Colorado. Swain is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Financial Criminal Investigator (CFCI).

His teaching interests include:

  • Business law
  • Federal taxation of partnerships and LLCs
  • Ethics in accounting and taxation
  • International tax
  • State and local tax
  • Commercial law
  • Taxation of partnerships and partners
  • International taxation

His research interests include:

  • State and local tax (SALT), especially how SALT overlaps and interacts with International Tax.
  • The interplay between tax and corporate social responsibility.


  • Nominated by the I.U. McKinney School of Law to attend the 2013 FACET Associate Faculty and Lecturers Conference for IUPUI Faculty.
  • 2009 Humane Law Enforcement Award, sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police, National Association of District Attorneys, and the Humane Society of the United States.  It was presented for the creative use of tax laws to close a puppy mill and rescue 244 dogs.
  • Harrison Legal Writing Award—Second Place, Indiana State Bar Association (Oct. 2, 2008), presented for the Res Gestae article, “The History of Indiana’s Property Tax Problems (Part 2): How Do You Spell Relief,” 51 Res Gestae 9 (Ind. State Bar Ass’n, Jan./Feb. 2008) (with John D. Snethen).