Ryan Dreveskracht has been hired as an Associate by Galanda Broadman, PLLC, a Seattle-based law firm dedicated to representing American Indian interests. In August, Ryan completed a clerkship with Judge Kathleen Kay of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Ryan received his L.L.M. in Sustainable International Development from the University of Washington School of Law, and his J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law, where he also obtained a certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Law, Society, and Justice from the University of Washington, and an A.A. from Lower Columbia College.
Ryan is a prolific legal scholar, having published several works regarding energy development, taxation, jurisdiction, and tribal-federal relations. He is the Managing Editor of the National Lawyer’s Guild Review. Ryan’s recent cutting-edge legal and economic scholarship includes:
• Washington State: Collect Your Own Taxes – That’s Where the Money’s At, The Circle: News From a Native American Perspective, August 15, 2011 • The Shifting Tide of Economic Policy: Will Indian Country Be Left to Drown?, Indian Country Today, April 7, 2011 • Native Nation Economic Development via the Implementation of Solar Projects: How to Make it Work, 68 Washington & Lee Law Review 27 (2011) • Tribal Court Jurisdiction Stripping and Native Nation Economies: A Trip Down the Rabbit Hole, 68 National Lawyers Guild Review 65 (2011) • The Impact of Digital Technology on Indigenous Peoples, in Robert A. Hershey, EcoLiterateLaw: Globalization and the Transformation of Cultures and Humanity 114 (2010)
Galanda Broadman is a majority Indian-owned law firm that represents tribal governments, businesses and members in critical litigation, business and regulatory matters.