Robin joined the firm 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. She has represented all players in the construction industry (including on Indian Country projects), both in litigation and in contract drafting and negotiation. She currently represents tribes, tribal entities, and other businesses in matters involving construction projects, governance, regulatory actions, tribal gaming, finance, reservation boundaries, tribal jurisdiction, and the Indian Child Welfare Act.
“The Firm has worked with Robin for many years and welcome the opportunity to continue that relationship with her joining the practice. Her experience and hard work will be a great benefit to the Firm. We are lucky to have Robin join us,” said Managing Shareholder Shawn Frank.