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Practice Areas

Chair of Akin Gump’s American Indian Law and Policy Practice; advises and represents tribal clients on complex private, and government-to-government negotiations, including land and water claims, gaming compacts, development projects, transportation infrastructure and rights of way, among others; represents clients in negotiations, federal, state and tribal courts, and before federal agencies and the U.S. Congress.

Professional Memberships

District of Columbia Bar.


BA (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa), Bates College (1979); JD (magna cum laude), American University (1985); law clerk, Honorable HE Widener Jr, US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit (1985-86).