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USA - Nationwide Native American Law
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3 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by WilmerHale

Led by a former Solicitor General, WilmerHale’s Native American Law Practice is uniquely positioned to counsel tribal governments on difficult or unsettled legal questions, and to advocate for the rights of tribes (and their partners) in complex litigation and before federal agencies. The marriage of our Washington DC experience—a core element of the firm’s brand—and our presence in the Rocky Mountain region enables us to understand the unique challenges the Native American community faces and reflects our commitment to helping our clients assert their rights, protect their sovereignty and preserve their resources.

We focus on high-stakes, sophisticated litigation and complex, high-profile regulatory matters on behalf of our clients, representing tribes on a variety of issues, including energy and natural resource development, land acquisition, water rights, gaming matters, and issues of tribal sovereignty.


To learn more, visit us at: https://www.wilmerhale.com/en/solutions/native-american-law



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Native American Law - USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for

Prominent firm renowned for counseling tribal governments on complex federal law questions and litigation. Also represents tribes in both strategic planning and litigation at both the trial and appellate level. Offers expertise in matters such as gaming, trust actions and land claims. Represents tribes on policy matters, drawing on its strong relationships with Congress, the DOI, the Indian Gaming Commission and other key policymakers.

Work Highlights

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  • WilmerHale represented a Michigan tribe, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, in litigation relating to its submission seeking to have land taken into trust for it pursuant to the Michigan Indian Land Claims Settlement Act.

Notable Practitioners

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Danielle Spinelli
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Danielle Spinelli
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Danielle Spinelli is widely revered as one of the country's leading appellate lawyers and is regularly engaged by tribes for representation in high-stakes litigation and appeals.
"She excels; a terrific litigator."

Seth Waxman
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Seth Waxman
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Seth Waxman leads the firm's appellate practice and is renowned across the country as one of the finest Supreme Court advocates of his generation. He has an outstanding track record for successfully representing tribal governments in a wide range of high-stakes disputes.

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Danielle Spinelli
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Danielle Spinelli
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Native American Law: Appellate

Danielle Spinelli
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Danielle Spinelli
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Seth Waxman
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Seth Waxman
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