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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Tower
2001 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1037
United States
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Senior Counsel; Public Law & Policy


Katie Brossy’s practice focuses on representing Indian tribes, tribal governmental instrumentalities and tribally owned enterprises. She has worked on several highly significant tribal matters, including one of the largest Indian water rights settlements in U.S. history and the largest tribal trust claim settlement. She represents tribal clients on a variety of matters, including:

• Indian water law, including Congressional enactment and implementation of Indian water settlements
• U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Services funding opportunities
• Tribal trust accounting litigation and settlement
• Withdrawal of trust assets pursuant to the American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act
• Federal appropriations and Congressional representation
• Bureau of Indian Education school construction and financing
• Federal, state and tribal tax laws
• Indian gaming law
• Land into trust and restricted fee land matters
• Economic development initiatives
• Environmental regulation
• Contract support costs under the Indian Self-Determination Education and Assistance Act
• Tribal sovereign immunity.

To learn more about Ms. Brossy, please visit her full profile: https://www.akingump.com/en/lawyers-advisors/katie-brossy.html


Member, Akin Gump Inclusion Council, Washington, D.C.
Board Member, Notah Begay III Foundation.
Past president, Native American Bar Association of Washington, D.C.
Member, 2018 Native American Law360 editorial advisory board.


Member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, as well as of Santee Sioux.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Native American law

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has great experience in acting for tribes, and is overseen by Donald R Pongrace  in Washington, DC. An experienced group of practitioners who previously served in federal agencies including the Interior Department and the National Indian Gaming Commission, the team advises tribal governments on sovereignty issues, economic development, and has a specialism in land and water rights settlements. Allison Binney, who previously served as chief counsel to the U.S Senate Committe on Indian Affairs is the key contact for defending tribal government before tribal courts and federal agencies on land, tax, and gaming matters. Senior counsel Katie Brossy  is also recommended, as is Merrill Godfrey, who handles high-stakes litigation for Indian tribes across the United States. The practice also focuses on assisting tribal clients on diversifying their business away from casinos to renewable energy projects and accessing emerging markets in South America. For economic issues, Jason Hauter is the name for development on American Indian lands, particularly water resource and management. Brette Pena joined the group from the U.S District Court- Oklahoma Northern Circuit.