Brownstein has unparalleled skill and experience required to solve any challenge in the complex field of Indian law and policy. Our professionals have worked with tribes and on tribal issues for decades while in Congress, the Administration, in private practice, and while serving as in-house tribal counsel. From experience, we understand and appreciate the unique sovereignty of tribal nations, and the complex jurisdictional, legal, legislative, regulatory and contractual issues that underpin this sovereignty. Tribal matters often require interactions with executive branch officials, Congress, state legislatures and government agencies, including the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC). Our contacts and substantive experience in this field are second to none.
Brownstein’s Indian Law and Policy bi-partisan practice encompasses a broad range of services, including legal, legislative, and administrative matters relating to:
- Natural Resources
- Water Rights, including water settlements
- Tribal Gaming
- Land Exchanges
- Energy and Project Development
- Project Development
- Tribal Sovereignty issues, including tribal labor sovereignty and tax matters
- Indian Health Care
- Tribal law enforcement
Our experience ranges from working on particular decisions and opinions that impact specific Tribes to measures that have broad application for Indian Country. With offices throughout the West and in Washington, D.C., we understand the political, economic and social ramifications of federal and state governmental actions in Indian country and on Indian tribes, and apply that knowledge to our work for and with Tribes.