Robin Lash - Attorney

Phone number: 
651-644-4710`
Fax: 
651-644-5904
Email: 
rlash@thejacobsonlawgroup.com

Robin joined the firm as a senior attorney in 2019 bringing with her over 18 years of experience working for tribal governments.  She continues to serve as General Counsel for a tribal government where she provides legal guidance and legal services for leadership and two dozen tribal departments and programs, oversees and manages outside special counsel, and serves as General Counsel for the Tribe’s business enterprise branch.  Robin also organized and implemented the Tribe’s District and Appellate Courts in 2006, serving the first 10 years as Presenting Officer/Prosecutor.  She then served as Court Director through 2018 and now serves as liaison to the Court for the Business Committee.  Robin serves as legal counsel to the Tribe’s Tax Commission and Enrollment Committee and serves on the Tribe’s NAGPRA Committee and Grant Review Committee.  In addition, Robin served as Gaming Commissioner from 2004 – 2019.  She also represents tribal interests in tribal and state courts and in government-to-government meetings and consultations.

Robin is a co-founder of and served the first 10 years as Vice Chairperson for the Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association, and served four years as the Oklahoma Delegate to the National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators Association.  From 2009-2010, Robin served as a member of the Tribal Gaming Working Group helping to draft proposed revisions to the federal Minimum Internal Control Standard regulations for consideration by the National Indian Gaming Commission, and in 2011, she was appointed to the National Indian Gaming Commission Tribal Advisory Committee.  Robin received the Bruce Longhorn Memorial Award from the National Indian Gaming Association in recognition for her contributions to tribal gaming where she was awarded the Warrior Award by the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, and was named the Regulator of the Year by the Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association.

Robin has presented on topics related to gaming regulations at the Sovereignty Symposium, the National Indian Gaming Association Conferences, the National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators Association Conferences, and the Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association Conferences.  She also has presented at economic development forums on Understanding the Importance of Tribal Sovereignty and Doing Business in Indian Country.  She co-authored “Practicing before a Tribal Gaming Regulatory Body,” published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal February 13, 2010.

Areas of Practice: 
  • Tribal Governance
  • Government Relations
  • Management
  • Gaming
  • Gaming Regulation
  • Cultural Resources
  • Economic Development
  • Litigation
  • Child Welfare
Education: 
  • J.D., University of Oklahoma
  • B.A., Western Kentucky University
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
Bar Admissions: 
  • Oklahoma