Jenner & Block

 

Awards

  • National Congress of American Indians
    Special Recognition Award, 2017
  • United Nations Association, National Capitol Area
    Allen “Tex” Harris Diplomacy Award, 2018
  • Cherokee National Statesman Award, 2014
  • American Bar Association
    Human Rights Hero, 2014
  • Native American Bar Association
    DC Award for Significant Contributions to Indian Law and Policy, 2012
  • LawDragon 500 (Top 500 lawyers in United States), 2010
  • Annual People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference for Achievements and Commitments to Justice, 2010
  • The National Law Journal
    Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America, 2008
  • Chambers USA 
    Native American Law - USA - Nationwide, 2009-2013, 2019-2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 
    2009-2013, 2020
  • Super Lawyers
    Washington DC "Super Lawyer" - 2010, 2012-2014, 2019-2020
  • New York University
    Black, Latino, Asian Pacific Islander Alumni Association Outstanding Professional Achievement Honor, 2009
  • Rockefeller Foundation Next Generation of Leaders Fellow, 2002-2004
  • University of Arizona School of Law
    IPLP Colloquium Senior Fellow, 2003
  • Henry H. Fowler Fellow on Public Policy, Roanoke College, 1999
  • Skadden, Arps Fellow, 1995-97

Memberships

  • American Law Institute
    Member, 2012 - present
  • American Constitution Society
    Board Member
  • Defenders of Wildlife
    Board Member
  • United Nations Association—National Capitol Area
    Board Member
  • Artistic Freedom Initiative
    Board Member

Service to the Community

  • Presidential Commission on White House Fellows
    Commissioner, 2010 – 2014
  • Democratic National Committee
    At-Large Member, Secretary-Treasurer of Native American Caucus, 2017-present
  • American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
    Special Advisor, 2019 and 2020
  • Commission for the Protection of Cherokee Nation Sovereignty
    Commissioner, 2020