American Indian Law

Morgan Lewis offers in-depth understanding and analysis of the complex issues concerning American Indian law and policy, working to resolve disputes and facilitate transactions for both Indian and non-Indian clients. Our team assists in matters implicating tribal sovereignty, as well as the economic and governmental interests of native peoples. We handle matters related to land use, gaming, taxation, energy development, financial instruments and indebtedness, civil and criminal jurisdiction and tribal courts, and intergovernmental relations.

Our team includes some of the top authorities in the United States on American Indian-related laws, including the Indian Civil Rights Act and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. One of our lawyers was a congressional appointee to the Indian Law and Order Commission who served for a decade as the point person on Indian gaming for the California Attorney General’s Office. Another was deeply involved in handling controversies concerning Indian casinos while serving as a member of Congress from California.