Congratulations to Katie Brossy who was recently selected as a Woman of Distinction by the Lyre magazine- the national publication for the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Brossy continues to serve as a positive role model and inspiration for Native youth.
She is a member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and is a past president of the Native American Bar Association of Washington, D.C.
Her practice focuses on the 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 the 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 gaming; environmental regulation; contract support costs under the Indian Self-Determination Education and Assistance Act; tribal sovereignty; and sovereign immunity.
Ms. Brossy 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.