Native Nations Law & Policy Center

UCLA Law Alumni Leaders in Indian Law

20181106 GoldbergStudentsHualapaiRiverLargeProfessor Carole Goldberg has mentored hundreds of students during her 46 years at UCLA Law. These are some of those alumni who have enjoyed careers as leading attorneys in the Native American law and policy.

Read more about Goldberg’s impact in Indian law and at UCLA.

Adam Bailey ’11 / Partner in Indian law at Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker; former legislative associate at the National Congress of American Indians

Lindsey Fletcher ’12, M.A. in American Indian Studies ’12 / Associate general counsel to the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians

Alison Grigonis ’10 / Senior attorney in Indian law and policy at Dorsey & Whitney; former senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of the Interior, senior director of cabinet affairs at the White House, and legislative assistant to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)

John Haney ’14 / Associate in employment and Indian law at Holland & Knight

Will Haney ’14 / Staff attorney for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Amanda Sampson Lomayesva ’03, M.A. ’07 / General counsel at Casino Del Sol resort; former chief judge of the Hopi Tribe, attorney general of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, staff attorney at Pascua Yaqui Legal Services, and staff attorney at DNA-People’s Legal Services

Padraic McCoy ’01, M.A. ’01 / Adjunct professor at University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Indian law attorney

Heather McMillan Nakai ’05 / Staff attorney at the National Indian Gaming Commission; former policy analyst in the division of regulatory affairs for the Indian Health Service

Addie Rolnick ’04, M.A. ’07 / Associate professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law; former associate at Sonosky, Chambers

Nicole Sieminski ’09 / Executive director of the Tulalip Foundation; former attorney with the Tulalip Tribes

Christina Snider ’13 / Tribal advisor to California Gov. Jerry Brown and executive secretary of the California Native American Heritage Commission; former staff attorney at the National Congress of American Indians and Indian Child Welfare Act representative to the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians

Rebecca Tsosie ’90 / Professor and faculty co-chair of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program at University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law; former professor of law and associate vice provost at Arizona State University

Loretta Tuell ’92 / Managing Principal at Tuell Law; former majority staff director and chief counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, director of the office of the American Indian Trust and special assistant and counselor in the office of the secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, acting director of the office of tribal services for the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, shareholder of Greenberg Traurig, partner of AndersonTuell, and partner of Monteau & Peebles

William Wood ’06, M.A. ’06 / Visiting associate professor at Southwestern Law School and visiting professor at UCLA Law; former associate in Indian law at Holland & Knight

Tricia Zunker ’06 / Associate justice on the supreme court of the Ho-Chunk Nation and Indian law attorney

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