Brian Lewis Joins Drummond Woodsum's National Tribal Nations Practice as a Shareholder
Drummond Woodsum is pleased to announce that Brian Lewis has joined the firm’s growing Tribal Nations practice as a Shareholder. Brian is an experienced attorney whose practice is devoted to tribal economic development and he represents tribes, tribal enterprises, tribal member owned businesses, and non-tribal private corporations doing business in Indian Country. In his interdisciplinary practice, Brian advises and represents clients in a wide range of matters, including, renewable and conventional energy, finance, commercial, corporate, land acquisitions and leasing, regulatory, and appellate litigation matters.
“Brian’s skills and proven leadership ability will further strengthen our practice and bring added value to our clients,” said Corey Hinton, Tribal Nations Practice Group Leader.
Prior to joining Drummond Woodsum, Bria worked as a corporate law firm attorney and a successful solo practitioner. Brian advised and represented tribes, tribal enterprises, public utilities, and private corporations in large transactions and projects, worked on the resolution of complex jurisdictional and commercial disputes and served as outside general counsel to several tribal enterprises and private entities, for which he handled and oversaw all litigation and transactional matters impacting their operations. He also directed and managed securing energy leases and rights-of-way on federal, state, private, tribal trust, and allotted lands.
“I’m excited to join Drummond Woodsum not only because of the experience and intellect of the colleagues I will be working with but because of the professional and collegial institutional culture of the firm,” said Brian.
Brian will continue representing Navajo Nation commercial instrumentalities and corporations doing business within the Navajo Nation and other tribes and tribal enterprises nationally, along with tribes and tribal enterprises already represented by Drummond Woodsum. Drummond Woodsum looks forward to continued success with its national Tribal Nations practice group and its expansion with the addition of Brian Lewis as a Shareholder.
Brian obtained his B.A. in Political Science and M.A. with an emphasis in Political Economy from Washington State University. Prior to law school, he attended the Pre-Law Summer Institute for American Indians at the University of New Mexico College of Law’s American Indian Law Center. Brian obtained his J.D. with an Indian Law Certificate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he was a member of the Indian Legal Program and graduated Order of Barristers.