Galanda Broadman has deepened its bench by adding another Indian lawyer: Amber Penn-Roco. Amber, an enrolled member of the Chehalis Tribe, comes to the firm as an Associate after a three-year stint at K+L Gates, Seattle’s second largest law firm.
“Amber is one of the best and brightest young Indian lawyers around,” said Gabe Galanda, the firm’s managing partner. “As our tribal law firm continues to grow, we remain very grateful to our tribal clients for the trust they put in us and the opportunity to fight for Indian Country.”
Amber’s practice focuses on complex land and environmental issues and multi-party litigation involving tribal sovereignty, torts and hazardous materials. Her experience also includes work on transactional matters, including entity formation, environmental compliance and permitting.
Prior to working at K&L Gates, Amber worked in the Native American Unit of the Northwest Justice Project, which strives to afford access to justice to low-income tribal populations. She has served as a Governing Council Member of the Northwest Indian Bar Association.
Amber is a graduate of University of Washington School of Law, and Washington State University (summa cum laude). While in law school, she served as President of both the Native American Law Students’ Association and the Minority Law Students’ Association.
Galanda Broadman was recently named to the 2014 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” in the arena of Native American Law. The six-lawyer firm, which styles itself “An Indian Country Law Firm,” is dedicated to advancing tribal legal rights and Indian business interests. With offices in Seattle, Washington and Bend, Oregon, the firm represents tribal governments, businesses and members in critical litigation, business and regulatory matters, especially in matters of Indian Treaty rights, tribal sovereignty and taxation.