"Key Issues in the Federal Circuit Affecting Federal Indian Law"

Moderator:
Charlie Galbraith, Counsel

Speakers:
Adam Charnes, Partner
David Smith, Partner
Catherine Munson, Partner

The Federal Circuit Bar Association is hosting a panel discussion moderated by Charlie Galbraith, former White House Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, about important issues in the Federal Circuit affecting those practicing Federal Indian law.

Adam Charnes, an appellate lawyer and former clerk for Justice Kennedy, will discuss the pending case of In re Tam, in which en banc review was granted April 27, considering the constitutionality under the First Amendment of the Lanham Act’s preclusion for registration of disparaging marks.

David Smith, class counsel in Cobell v. Salazar and adjunct professor at Notre Dame Law School, will discuss the current state of trust law in the Federal Circuit after the April 2, 2015, decision in Hopi Tribe v. U.S.

Catherine Munson, co-leader of the Native American Affairs Practice and Washington, D.C. Office Managing Partner, will discuss current issues affecting 28 U.S.C. § 1500.

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