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Through a federal suit in 2007, Hobbs Straus attorneys obtained protection of tribal court authority over child custody proceedings.

Our Milestones

Hobbs Straus attorneys successfully defended a tribal college against civil-rights claims in Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2008.
Through a federal suit in 2007, Hobbs Straus attorneys obtained protection of tribal court authority over child custody proceedings.
In 2004, Hobbs Straus attorneys obtained the first federal approvals from the Department of the Interior for a landmark gaming compact for two tribes in Oklahoma.
Hobbs Straus attorneys obtained the first Oklahoma federal charter under Section 17 of the Indian Reorganization Act in 2006.
In 2008, Hobbs Straus attorneys negotiated the first Oklahoma tobacco compact requiring wholesalers to collect tribal taxes.
Hobbs Straus represented a consortium of Oklahoma tribes in negotiating the first compact to offer a wide range of Class III machine and card games for Oklahoma tribes.
Hobbs Straus participated in negotiations of one of the first compacts and funding agreements in Alaska under Title IV of the ISDEAA with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
In a joint effort with the United States, our attorneys successfully established the right of tribal health contractors in Alaska to collect third-party reimbursements in U.S. and Norton Sound Health Corp. v. Bering Strait School District, 138 F.3d 1281 (9th Cir. 1998).
Obtained Section 8(a) certifications for tribally-owned companies, including the certification of a tribal 8(a) company jointly owned by 18 tribes and their non-profit regional tribal organization in Alaska.
Our attorneys worked on behalf of the Native Village of Barrow to establish the right of the Village to exercise exclusive jurisdiction under the Indian Child Welfare Act in Alaska.


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