On June 27, 2021, Kyle Scherer was quoted in the National Law Journal on the creation of Venable’s Native American Law and Policy practice and the growing need for attorneys in this field.
According to the article, Native American legal issues are peaking, with three bills on Capitol Hill advancing their interests and more legal work tied to waterways, investment funds, and property rights. Yet a minority of large law firms have practice areas dedicated to Native American issues.
Venable launched its Native American Law and Policy practice on June 1, led by Scherer and partner David Mullon. Scherer joined the firm after four years in government, including as deputy solicitor of Indian affairs at Interior and principal deputy general counsel for the White House Council on Environmental Quality. “I want to assist tribes as they navigate the federal bureaucracy and help corporations be good partners when working in American Indian and Alaska Native communities,” said Scherer.
“With this administration, there is an increased focus on many issues that affect tribes, such as land management, environmental permitting, and water rights,” said Scherer. “Managing these issues for both tribal clients (where there are new opportunities) and corporate clients (where there are new considerations) is going to be important going forward.”
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