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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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Partner; Public Law & Policy


Jason Hauter advises clients regarding American Indian law and policy, with an emphasis on economic development on American Indian lands, business entity formation and governance, and development of tribal tax, labor and resource management laws. He also advises tribal clients on implementation of Indian water rights settlements, assists tribal clients with water resource management, advocates on behalf of tribes before Congress and federal agencies, and advises tribal clients on marketing water rights and leveraging water rights to protect tribal government interests. Prior to joining Akin Gump, Jason served for eight years as in-house counsel for the Gila River Indian Community, representing the Community on a variety of matters, including economic development, construction, taxation and internal policy.

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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.