The combination of our Washington DC experience and our long-term service on behalf of tribal Nations enables us to understand and respond to the unique challenges Native American communities face, and help our clients assert their rights, protect their sovereignty and manage their resources. Our lawyers represent tribes in a variety of interactions with federal agencies, including the Department of the Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service (USFS), National Park Service (NPS), and US Army Corps of Engineers. We have advised tribes in connection with historic negotiations to increase tribal sovereignty and self-determination, and in securing approvals for the development of resorts and renewable energy and oil and gas facilities on federal lands. We have direct experience working with high-level federal agencies and have successfully managed many relationships between tribes and federal agencies, brokering mutually advantageous outcomes. Our regulatory lawyers work closely with the firm’s Native American litigation team, which advises tribal governments on difficult or unsettled legal questions and advocates for the rights of tribes in complex litigation.