Christopher L. Casey

Christopher L. Casey is senior vice president and general counsel of Swisher International, a leading manufacturer of cigars and smokeless tobacco products. Casey’s responsibilities include advising the management team on a wide variety of legal and regulatory issues, and he also serves as the company’s principal point of contact with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products.

Casey is a member of the board of directors of the Cigar Association of America (CAA), a trade association representing manufacturers and importers of cigars, as well as major suppliers to the industry, and serves on its legal affairs committee.

In the latter capacity, Casey works closely with CAA personnel, other CAA member companies, and outside lawyers and consultants to address legislative and regulatory issues of concern to the cigar industry at the federal and state levels.

Prior to joining Swisher in 2007, Casey was a partner in the Jacksonville, Florida, USA, office of Hinshaw & Culbertson, a national law firm based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a 1991 graduate of Rhodes College, with a degree in political science, and a 1994 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law.