Frank Lawrence has more than twenty five years' experience representing tribal governments and entities in a broad range of tribal, federal and state law matters, with an emphasis on sovereignty and jurisdictional issues. Frank’s practice includes appellate, civil and administrative litigation in tribal, federal and state courts and agencies. He has extensive experience advising tribal councils, developing tribal codes, ordinances, resolutions and policies, creating tribal governmental and economic development entities, and counseling clients in all aspects of federal Indian law, Indian gaming, contracts, administrative law, employment issues, and environmental law, among other areas. Frank has written numerous amicus curiae briefs for Tribes, the National Congress of American Indians, the National Indian Gaming Association, and the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, in Indian law cases at the United States Supreme Court, federal circuit courts of appeal, federal district courts, and state supreme and appellate courts. In addition, Frank has represented Tribes in all aspects of Indian gaming, including compact negotiation, litigation, NIGC and tribal gaming commission compliance, and tribal casino operations. He has served as corporate counsel to the California Nations Indian Gaming Association since the early 1990s. Frank negotiated and litigated cases leading to compacts in California and Washington states. He was the Proponent of California’s Proposition 5, the first successful tribal statewide ballot initiative in the nation, and was a spokesman for tribal campaigns supporting both Proposition 5 and Proposition 1A.
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Zehava Zevit, Of Counsel firstname.lastname@example.org
Zehava Zevit completed her LL.M. at Harvard Law School in 1997 and received her doctorate from Harvard in 2003. Since then she has been representing tribal governments before state and federal government agencies, in litigation, and in commercial, tax, and economic development matters both in the United States and overseas. Zehava works extensively with tribal leadership to structure governmental programs and entities, draft tribal legislation and guidance, and manage tribal litigation. She also assists tribal agencies -- including tribal gaming commissions, tribal health departments, and tribal education departments -- to ensure regulatory compliance, adjudicate internal disputes, and manage member taxation under applicable law. Zehava has co-written numerous amicus curiae briefs for Tribes, the National Congress of American Indians, the National Indian Gaming Association, and the California Nations Indian Gaming Association. In addition, she has authored several articles and spoken at various nationwide conferences and lecture series on matters pertaining to Indian law.
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