Wilda Wahpepah

Special Counsel
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.218.0022

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Practice Areas

  • Finance
  • Tribal and Indian Law
 
University University of Oklahoma, B.A.
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Notre Dame, J.D., cum laude, 2000 Dean's Award for Jurisprudence, Environmental Law and Water Law
 
Admitted2000, Minnesota; United States Courts of Appeal for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits; United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. (Not admitted in District of Columbia)
 
Biography

Wilda Wahpepah is a special counsel in the Finance & Bankruptcy Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Wahpepah represents tribal governments, businesses and entities doing business with tribes across the country. Her areas of emphasis include regulatory counseling and advice related to tribal jurisdiction and governmental matters, gaming, financing and business development, natural resources, and environmental law. Ms. Wahpepah represents tribal governments in state, federal, and tribal courts. She is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.

Articles

· Co-Author, "The Sustained Attack on Tribal Sovereign Immunity - the Increased Application of the Ex Parte Young Doctrine to Tribal Governmental Officers," California Indian Law Association newsletter, Spring 2013

· "Are Tribal Corps. Eligible For Bankruptcy Protection?" Law360, March 13, 2013

· Co-Author, "Piercing the Tribal Corporate Veil," May 18, 2012, Minnesota CLE Annual Indian Law CLE, Prairie Island, Minn.

· Co-Author, "Hot Topics in Native American Financing, 2011," Nov. 3, 2011, Lorman Education Services, Online Webinar.

· Author, "Internet Gaming," Oct. 17, 2011, William Mitchell College of Law Second Annual Indian Law CLE, St. Paul, Minn.

· Co-Author, "Drafting Enforceable Contracts in Indian Country," May 5, 2011, Minnesota CLE Annual Business Law Institute, Minneapolis, Minn.

· Conference on Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, "Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Lake of the Torches Economic Development Corp," Spring 2011

Finance & Bankruptcy Law Blog Articles

· "Tribal Corporate Bankruptcy Petition Raises Issues of First Impression for Bankruptcy Court," March 7, 2013

Speeches

· Co-Presenter, "Piercing the Tribal Corporate Veil," May 18, 2012, Minnesota CLE Annual Indian Law CLE, Prairie Island, Minn.

· Panelist, "This is My Story," Nov. 10, 2011, Hamline University Hedgeman Center for Diversity Initiatives, St. Paul, Minn.

· Co-Presenter, "Hot Topics in Native American Financing, 2011," Nov. 3, 2011, Lorman Education Services, Online Webinar.

· Presenter, "Internet Gaming," Oct. 17, 2011, William Mitchell College of Law Second Annual Indian Law CLE, St. Paul, Minn.

· Co-Presenter, "Drafting Enforceable Contracts in Indian Country," May 5, 2011, Minnesota CLE Annual Business Law Institute, Minneapolis, Minn.

· Panelist, "The Practice of Indian Law and the Politics of Identity," April 4, 2011, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minn.

· Presenter, "Indian Energy: History, Policy and Moving Forward with Strength", March 22, 2011, Native American Finance Officers Association conference, Pala, Calif.

· Presenter, "Wind Power on Tribal Lands", October 10, 2010, Midwest Wind Summit, Brookings, S.D.

· Presenter, "Hot Topics in Indian Law", April 2, 2009, Federal Bar Association's 34th Annual Indian Law Conference, Santa Fe, N.M.

Events

· Breakfast With Your Finance and Bankruptcy Lawyers, March 20, 2013, Investing in Indian Country 101 and Tribal Gaming Update

 
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U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community et al.
Christine L. Swanick,Wilda Wahpepah, June 13, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court (“Court”) issued a 5-4 decision today in a case with implications for Tribal-State relations and the resolution of disputes under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq. (“IGRA”). The Court in Michigan v. Bay Mills...

Interior’s Carcieri Opinion Means More Diligence for Trust Land Development Projects
Christine L. Swanick,Wilda Wahpepah, March 19, 2014
The Office of the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior has issued a legal opinion (the “Opinion“) to the Secretary of the Interior interpreting the statutory phrase “under federal jurisdiction” in the Indian Reorganization Act, 25 U.S.C. § 461 et seq. (1934),...
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Wilda Wahpepah

Eleventh Floor East, 1300 I Street, NW
WashingtonDC 20005-3314




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