The firm recognizes that Indian Country is in a social, economic and political renaissance. To ensure they are able to take advantage of today’s expanding opportunities and effectively face existing challenges, tribal governments demand high quality, sophisticated legal services where professionals are keenly aware of tribal nations’ unique legal status. Effective representation for tribal nations requires the experience and insight of seasoned Indian law practitioners. Our attorney team includes enrolled members of federally recognized tribes who understand the importance of tribal nations in defining their own policy and legal objectives. US News - Best Lawyers® awarded the Native American Affairs Practice Group national first tier recognition, the highest ranking available, for Native American Law in its 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Our attorneys provide comprehensive legal services, public policy advice and counsel to tribal governments, tribal organizations, and other entities, and we are dedicated to providing top-notch legal services to aid tribal governments in achieving the goals they have established for their own communities. Our attorneys are guided by the central principle that tribal communities have a fundamental right to self-government and we are committed to working diligently to strengthen the government-to-government relationship between tribes and the U.S. for the Native Nations we represent.

We are committed to preserving, promoting, and protecting tribal sovereignty and self-determination for Indian Nations. We represent tribal clients in matters involving the expansion, enhancement, and protection of tribal sovereignty; the enforcement of the trust responsibility; holding the U.S. accountable for commitments both treaty-based and statutory; the protection of land and natural resources; federal recognition; labor relations; renewable energy development; gaming and financing of tribal projects.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our lawyers represent clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings and work with them to develop innovative alternatives to litigation. Business litigation handled by the firm includes general contract disputes, enforcement of creditors’ rights, securities and business fraud, trade secrets, construction contracts, professional liability, insurance coverage disputes on behalf of policyholders, telecommunications, and environmental law. The firm represents its clients in commercial arbitration cases and court proceedings to challenge or review orders of federal and state administrative boards and agencies, such as the Department of Revenue, Public Service Commission, and General Accounting Office.

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Experience Highlights

Trust funds litigation for equitable accounting of lands and resources for a tribal community
Serves as lead counsel representing claims for an equitable accounting of the trust funds, lands and resources the U.S. government has held in trusts more
Union organizing campaigns at Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
Provided the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation with advice, assistance and representation before the National Labor Relations Board in more
Damage claims of trust funds, lands and resources for a tribal community
Serves as lead counsel, representing a tribal community’s claims for damages for mismanagement of tribal trust funds, lands and resources the U.S. more
Sovereign authority defense in National Labor Relations Board case for gaming tribe
Represented one of the most successful gaming Tribes in the country in a case before the National Labor Relations Board, defending the Tribe’s more

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