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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Native American Law

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What the team is known for

Burgeoning litigation, finance and government affairs practice providing representation and counsel to tribal governments, organizations and businesses. Offers expertise in a range of issues including land rights, labor issues and intellectual property. Also represents tribal clients in matters concerning tribal sovereignty and the protection of natural resources. Many of the team's lawyers have acted in-house for tribes or worked for government agencies dealing with complex tribal issues. Have also been assisting tribes with federal funding under the CARES Act during the pandemic.

Strengths

One client responds: “The team remains internally organized and in communication with one another to provide seamless service to their clients. It's clear working for tribes is not just their current role - it's a passion each member of the team brings to the work they do.”

Another says: “The team are very hard-working, conscious of cost savings where possible and aware of the larger social implications of this area of law.”

Work highlights

Represented Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in a case against local water districts seeking a declaration of the tribe’s federally reserved rights to groundwater in the Coachella Valley.

Notable practitioners

Catherine Munson focuses her practice on tribal water rights matters and represents clients before federal, district and appellate courts.
"Catherine has a very good practice. She is well respected, has strong expertise and does a very good job."

Rob Roy Smith is widely regarded for his work representing tribal governments, individuals and corporates in litigation before the federal and appellate courts.
“Rob is one of the smartest, most efficient lawyers I know. He brings deep perspective, creativity and high ethical standards to his work.” “Rob is extremely timely, has fantastic availability and is passionate about his work.”

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Native American Law

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

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Location

Suite 900

607 14th Street, NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20005-2018

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Native American Law


Catherine F. Munson
Band 3
Rob Roy Smith
Band 3