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Attorneys from the firm worked with a tribal-federal workgroup to develop the model self-governance IRR Program addendum reflecting legislative changes adopted in the SAFETEA-LU authorization.

Attorney Biography

Elliott A. Milhollin
Tel: 202.822.8282
Fax: 202.296.8834

Elliott Milhollin began his career in Indian law while clerking for the firm during college and law school. After practicing law at two of the country’s largest law firms, he returned to his roots at Hobbs Straus in 2003 and became a partner in 2006. He is a member of the Firm’s Health Care, Litigation, Gaming and Natural Resources practice groups.

Elliott represents and advises tribes and tribal organizations on a variety of Health Care issues, including Medicare, Medicaid and the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. He is also involved in Indian Country efforts to implement the Indian Health Care Improvement Act amendments and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in a manner that will ensure meaningful access for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Elliott has broad litigation experience centered on issues involving administrative and regulatory law as well as Indian law. He has represented tribes on a variety of litigation matters in federal and tribal court. Notably, he assisted Charlie Hobbs of our office co-author an tribal amicus curiae brief with attorneys from the Native American Rights Fund that was cited by the Supreme Court in its favorable decision upholding tribal sovereignty in United States v. Lara, 541 U.S. 193 (2004). Recently, he assisted other attorneys in the firm file an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court on seeking to uphold the Indian Health Care Improvement Act and Indian-specific provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Elliott also has a great deal of experience working with tribes on Indian Gaming Regulatory Act issues. He has counseled tribes on game classification issues, compact issues and issues involved in the development, financing and regulation of tribal gaming facilities. He has also represented tribes in a variety of rulemaking efforts by the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Elliott received his J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1999, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Wisconsin Environmental Law Journal. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with High Honors from the University of Michigan in 1993. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.

Born in France and fluent in French, Elliot is an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family—biking, fishing, and traveling as much as possible.

University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1999
Editor-in-Chief, Wisconsin Environmental Law Journal
University of Michigan, B.A. (high honors)
Bar Admissions:
District of Columbia
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