Katie Brossy Bio - The Notah Begay III Foundation

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KATIE BROSSY

Katie Brossy is an attorney at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP where she advises clients regarding American Indian law and policy.  Ms. Brossy’s legal practice focuses on representation of Indian tribes, tribal governmental instrumentalities and tribally owned enterprises. She has worked on a number of highly significant tribal issues, including one of largest Indian water rights settlements in U.S. history and the largest tribal trust claim settlement. She has also represented tribal clients on a variety of matters, including issues regarding federal, state and tribal tax laws; Indian gaming law; land into trust matters; economic development initiatives; environmental regulation; tribal college accreditation; contract support costs under the Indian Self-Determination Education and Assistance Act; tribal sovereignty; and sovereign immunity.

Ms. Brossy is a member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and is also Santee Sioux.  Ms. Brossy grew up in Nebraska where she received her undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She received her J.D. in 2005 from Columbia Law School, where she was a staff editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and co-chair of the Native American Law Student Association.  She has served as the President of the Native American Bar Association of D.C. and currently serves on her law firm’s Diversity Committee.  Ms. Brossy currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and son.