On Thursday, July 27th from 1:00 to 2:30 pm Eastern Time, NAFOA is hosted a webinar, No “Magic Words” Needed – What Tribes Need to Know about Bankruptcy in Light of Lac du Flambeau v. Coughlin. Attorneys from Navajo Nation and the law firm Sheppard Mullin discuss what the ruling means, what tribes should be aware of going forward, and the impact this ruling will have on tribes going forward. The webinar covers:
- Bankruptcy Basics
- Background on Lac du Flambeau vs Coughlin
- Impact and Mitigation of the Lac du Flambeau vs Coughlin Decision
About Our Presenters
Paul Spruhan is Assistant Attorney General of the Litigation Unit at the Navajo Nation Department of Justice in Window Rock, Arizona. In that capacity, he litigates civil cases in federal, Navajo Nation, and state courts on a wide range of issues, including tribal sovereignty, environmental regulation, and labor and employment
Christine Swanick is a Partner at the law firm, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. She has practiced federal Native American law for over 25 years. Christine advises clients in all aspects of federal Native American law and tribal law matters and represents tribes and entities doing business with tribes in complex contractual, financial, gaming, regulatory and economic development matters. Christine began her legal career working in-house for three different tribal nations. She is now nationally recognized in tribal lending and restructuring transactions of all kinds and has worked on over 150 Native American and gaming credit transactions involving more than 50 different Native American tribes.
Barret Marum is Partner at the law firm, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, practicing out of the firm’s San Diego and Silicon Valley California offices. He practices in the areas of bankruptcy law and commercial litigation and has experience representing parties involved in complex insolvency proceedings, including representing creditors and other parties in pre-bankruptcy litigation, workout negotiations and bankruptcy proceedings.