Gabriel S. Galanda, Director
Mr. Galanda’s practice focuses on complex, multi-party litigation and crisis management, representing tribal governments and businesses. He is skilled at defending tribes and Indian-owned enterprises from legal attacks by local, state and federal governments, and representing plaintiffs and defendants in catastrophic personal injury lawsuits. Mr. Galanda also assists tribes with transactions and strategy related to various economic development initiatives, and works with publicly-traded and other sophisticated companies that do business in Indian Country. In addition, Mr. Galanda mediates and arbitrates disputes between tribal and non-tribal governments and other parties.
From 2000 to 2010, he practiced law with the large, regional corporate firm, Williams Kastner, where he was the youngest lawyer to ever be elected to the firm’s membership and to serve on the firm’s Board of Directors. He writes prolifically about issues of tribal, gaming litigation and business, having been published over 70 times in such national periodicals as National Law Journal, Business Law Today, Gaming Law Review & Economics, Indian Gaming magazine and Indian Country Today.
Mr. Galanda is an enrolled member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes.