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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


Ms. Binney provides legal and policy advice to tribal governments and enterprises regarding land, gaming, health policy, tax policy, and other matters. She represents clients before Congress, federal agencies and tribal courts, provides political and legislative strategies and negotiates complex matters involving numerous stakeholders.

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Staff director and chief counsel (2007—2011) and general counsel (2005—2007), U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Named among Financial Times’ U.S. Innovative Lawyers.


B.A., California State University-Chico; J.D., Arizona State University College of Law; member Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians in California

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.