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Native American Law - USA - Nationwide
“James is an established Native American lobbyist with long-established and newly acquired contacts in Washington which can benefit his clients.” “James has a good advocacy reputation. He is very active and speaks and writes a lot.”
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James Meggesto is the leader of the Native American Law Team. He focuses his practice on legal matters involving Native American tribes, including issues involving policy and regulation, public law, tribal sovereignty, gaming and compact negotiation, project development, energy and natural resources, finance and litigation.
Mr. Meggesto began his career in Native American affairs in Washington, D.C., more than 25 years ago as a staff professional at the National Congress of American Indians, focusing on intergovernmental affairs, including the first-ever White House meeting between the president and tribal leaders from all federally recognized Indian tribes. He has spent his entire legal career in Washington, D.C., practicing federal Indian law and representing Indian tribes and entities in innovative and groundbreaking matters. In his role as the leader of the Native American team at Holland & Knight, he ensures that clients are provided with the full range of legal services needed in Indian Country from the platform of a full-service international law firm.